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  • Jul 25, 2008
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Fast Food Nation I would rate as a good not great movie. It exposes the meat packing and food services industry as not all that sanitary and certainly not compassionate. The groups of teenagers, illegal immigrants, and phony and even unsavory corporate suits show the viewer that the all mighty dollar is king and many workers are just pawns in their universe.

There are some slow draggy moments in the film especially the border runs to pick up the illegal aliens. Nonetheless, I believe this film has started a trend of people becomming more health conscious and turnng more to vegatarianism.

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review by . January 27, 2008
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I really liked this film that has the effect of a documentary and makes one think not only about not eating in fast food restaurants but maybe being vegetarian instead. Great cameos by Bruce Willis and Ethan Hawke. The young Colombian actress from Maria Full of Grace has one of the main parts. Canadian singer Avril Lavigne has a small part and does an excellent job too!    The directing is similar to the movie Crash with the director cutting back and forth between three main …
review by . September 07, 2007
The movie is about the fast food industry, the lack of sanitary conditions and the lack of humane conditions. Throw in some race issues, gender issues and men being chauvinistic pigs PLUS some lack of self-respect and this is the movie. I was dissapointed, this movie lacks a cohesive plot and all plots are left somewhat unresolved. They could have had a great movie had they carried out the plot better. Instead, the film debased each and every one of its characters to the vilest of actions and morality. …
review by . March 07, 2007
FAST FOOD NATION got such minimal response in the theater run that it seemed to go straight to DVD. The PR for the film was such that it appeared to be 'hilariously funny' (according to the DVD box cover) and as such might just provide a bit of humor after a tumultuous day of work. WRONG! This little film adapted by Richard Linklater from Eric Schlosser's frightening book is agonizingly biting and insightful: if you elect to watch it, be prepared for some ugly facts that may just produce insomnia.    …
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If you're still eating that fast-food burger after watching Super Size Me, you might not feel too hungry after watching Fast Food Nation, a fictionalized feature based on Eric Schlosser's bestselling nonfiction expose. Director Richard Linklater, who cowrote the screenplay with Schlosser, guides a topnotch ensemble cast through a peek behind the veil of how that Big Mac is born. Much of the film focuses on the illegal immigrants who work in the loosely regulated meat-packing industry, and actors including the luminous Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace), who plays a desperate but outraged laborer. Greg Kinnear also delivers a spot-on performance as a fast-food chain marketing manager, trying frantically to discover the source of stomach-turning contamination in the company's meat. Stories are woven in unexpected ways, and cameos by the likes of Kris Kristofferson, Patricia Arquette, and especially Bruce Willis keep the narrative fresh. The film has a point of view, but thanks to Linklater's deft touch, is never didactic. As Willis's character slyly says, "Most people don't like to be told what's best for them." Agreed, yet Fast Food Nation likely will help the viewer be more conscious of what's on the end of that fork. --A.T. Hurley

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Director: Richard Linklater
Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 17 2006
MPAA Rating: R
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2007
Runtime: 116 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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