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Fed Up (2014)

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An examination of America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it.

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Stephanie Soechtig
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bill Clinton ... Himself (as President Bill Clinton)
Katie Couric ... Narrator
Michael Pollan ... Himself
Michael Bloomberg ... Himself (as Mayor Michael Bloomberg)
Mark Bittman Mark Bittman ... Himself
Gary Taubes Gary Taubes ... Himself
Maggie Valentine Maggie Valentine ... Herself
Marion Nestle ... Herself
Mark Hyman Mark Hyman ... Himself (as Mark Hyman M.D.)
Robert Lustig Robert Lustig ... Himself
Wesley Randall Wesley Randall ... Himself
Joe Lopez Joe Lopez ... Himself
Brady Kluge Brady Kluge ... Himself
Kelly Brownell ... Himself
Margo Wootan ... Herself
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Storyline

Upending the conventional wisdom of why we gain weight and how to lose it, Fed Up unearths a dirty secret of the American food industry-far more of us get sick from what we eat than anyone has previously realized. Filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and TV journalist Katie Couric lead us through this potent exposé that uncovers why-despite media attention, the public's fascination with appearance, and government policies to combat childhood obesity-generations of American children will now live shorter lives than their parents did. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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Congress says pizza is a vegetable.

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements including smoking images, and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Picture See more »

Filming Locations:

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$126,028, 11 May 2014

Gross USA:

$1,538,899

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,546,229
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Atlas Films See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

After viewing this movie, writer/director/podcaster Kevin Smith cut the sugar from his diet and began rapidly losing weight. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Superstore: Wellness Fair (2017) See more »

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Performed by Matt Nathanson
Courtesy of Vanguard Records
under license from Universal Music Group
Written by Matt Nathanson (as Matt Adam Nathanson), Mark Weinberg (as Mark M Weinberg)
(c) EMI Music Publishing Inc (ASCAP) Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Published by Little Victories Music (ASCAP)
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This may be the most important movie a parent ever sees.
7 January 2016 | by MontyBurns1969See all my reviews

Incredible documentary. Actually seeing people speaking the truth and exposing the food industry is so fulfilling. I applaud every one of those people who have a conscience and are more worried about protecting our children and future generations than filling their pockets with our new God, Money.

I laughed so hard at the part where they replaced the "Half the fat" label with "Double the sugar", it reminds me of super markets who make bigger shopping carts and brand them as "for your shopping convenience" rather than, "So you can buy more stuff and we can make more money."

My only regret with this movie is that I didn't see it 30 years ago. I've heard for years about how bad sugar is for you and not to drink pop and always shrugged it off. Sometimes you have to see a documentary like this for it to really sink in. I already know who I'm giving my last bag of sugar to.

A huge THANK YOU! to the creators of this movie from this parent.


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