Written December 02, 2006
The only bright spot in this movie was Greg Kinnear. It was stupid and didn't live up to it's preview, but we can't comment on the whole movie because we left early. Trite characters with tired speeches dominated the movie after Greg Kinnear's part ended. Better to read the book.
Written December 01, 2006
A socially conscious look at the fast food industry by Richard Linklater, Starring Greg Kinnear, Wilmer Valderrama, Luiz Guzman, Bobby Canavale, and a bunch of cows. Linklater paces and shoots this film well, and the actors are great. Its a depressing ride, however, with Kinnear's character realizing there is fecal matter in the beef his fast food chain is selling, he goes to explore how the slaughterhouse processes its beef. Intercut this with the tales of immigrants who come and end up working in the slaughterhouse, as well as explanations of "what's really happening" from Kris Kristofferson and Bruce Willis, which leads to a fruitless and powerless Kinear, and many a despicable turn by Cannavale occurs along the way. Fans of linklater will remember "Suburbia" Citizens will recall "the Jungle" and people who think will be questioning their food choices for years to come.
Written November 16, 2006
Written November 24, 2006
but we all must watch, not only americans, but non-americans, non-residents of USA, everybody should watch it, because Fast-Food is not only in USA.
Written December 12, 2006
Movie was alright, but really needed a better ending. When I left the theater, I felt like vomiting, and I know I was not alone as no one in the theater was getting up to leave (as they covered their mouth). Had really high hopes and was very disappointed with the end result. The movie has an O.K. plot but did not deliver!