Fast Food Nation

I loved this book and the movie. The movie especially is interesting because of its fiction type movie making rather than being yet another documentary on fast food.  “Super size me” also a fast food awareness movie,  a documentary,  did not do much for me , because of its one sided, biased mantra – Fast food will kill you. I think we all know its unhealthy, so the whole movie seemed repetitive and irrelevant . It was a noble cause for sure. Kudos to Morgan Spurlock for that but two hours of it got to me.

This movie on the other hand talks about our various fast food chains, their extremely ineffective, inhumane and unhealthy meat handling practices to their ‘temporary workforce’ (aka Illegal immigrants) and its implications on our culture today. It has a cartload of talented actors all playing one-two line parts almost as if they just wanted to be part of this movie no matter what. An absolutely eye opening, life changing, well crafted and executed, sad truth every human being must know. Go Watch it or Read it. Watch it…..preferably.

I rate this movie 9 out of 10.

2 Responses

  1. just watched Fast Food Nation, it’s an impactful flick to say the least… earlier today i passed up a sausage mcmuffin because of it. Evidently it is worth passing up fast food for more than health reasons.

  2. I am glad you passed up the sausage. Thank you for that!

    The goal of the movie was not to get people to completely stop eating meat, but just to create awareness that far too much emotion, trauma and pain go into getting the meat to the market. Just be a prudent, aware meat eater that’s all.

    Vegetarian food is not all that bad or boring as it is made out to be. It is my passion and goal to create this awareness and get people cooking and eating vegetarian yet not compramise on any flavor or taste. Check out my foodblog at http://www.supriyaraman.com

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