You searched for:

Search for…

Narrow Search

 

Rated R · 106 minutes · 2006

Drama
Fast Food Nation, directed by Richard Linklater from Eric Schlosser's 2001 bestselling expose of the McDonald's conspiracy, is an anti-commercial. Taking a cleaver to the great American hamburger, it's designed to kill desire and deprogram the viewer's appetite. Fast Food Nation opens with a slow zoom into the fresh-charred heart of a greasy, gristle-flecked beef patty. The thing looks disgusting long before it's established that any individual burger is the ground residue of many, many messily butchered animals (plus their hormones and the contents of their intestines), given a dollop of extra fat, injected with chemical perfume, and possibly dipped in floor dirt or garnished with an employee's loogie. Linklater's polemic is overflowing with good intentions, and it's graphic enough to put you off beef, but the director is actually after bigger game: He uses the scarcely fictionalized Mickey's franchise ("Home of the Big One") as a metaphor for American life, because McDonald's R Us.
Official Site: www.fastfoodnation-movie.com
Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Richard Linklater and Eric Schlosser
Producer: Malcolm McLaren and Jeremy Thomas
Cast: Patricia Arquette, Bobby Cannavale, Luis Guzman, Ethan Hawke, Greg Kinnear, Kris Kristofferson, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Lou Taylor Pucci, Ana Claudia Talancon and Wilmer Valderrama

Trailer

Fast Food Nation

Now Playing

Fast Food Nation is not showing in any theaters in the area.

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review


Roll over stars and click to rate.

Anonymous and pseudonymous comments will be removed.

Most Popular Stories


© 2018 East Bay Express    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation