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That Sugar Film (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 31 July 2015 (USA)
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Damon Gameau embarks on an experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Damon Gameau ... Himself
Hugh Jackman ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Milla Bakaitis Milla Bakaitis ... Sugar Devil
Richard Davies ... Sugar Shopper
Skylar Delphinus Skylar Delphinus ... Sugar Dancer & Shopper
Christina Evans ... Sugar Dancer & Shopper
Stephen Fry ... Himself
Zoë Gameau Zoë Gameau ... Herself (as Zoë Tuckwell-Smith)
Lisa Gloufchis Lisa Gloufchis ... Sugar Dancer
Benjamin Hancock Benjamin Hancock ... Sugar Dancer
Zelia Kitoko Zelia Kitoko ... Sugar Dancer & Shopper
Isabel Lucas ... Herself
Jessica Marais ... Herself
Brenton Thwaites ... Himself
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One man's journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as 'healthy'. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. Written by Madman Entertainment

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This will change the way you think about 'healthy' food. See more »

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31 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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Caly ten cukier See more »

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Damon Gameau consulted frequently with fellow documentarian Morgan Spurlock who, a few years earlier, had made a film about the fast food industry, Super Size Me (2004). See more »

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An informative and inventive doco
2 August 2015 | by eddie_bagginsSee all my reviews

Taking a page out of the Morgan Spurlock Super Size Me documentary book, recognisable Australian actor Damon Gameau has here delivered a witty and informative documentary that might take a few to many turns into situations and scenarios that don't work out fully, but still comes out on top thanks to a unique and thoughtful way of displaying the effects that sugar has had on mankind.

Utilising great use of CGI and talking heads, support of some name actors like Hugh Jackman and Stephen Fry and with a relatable and affable charisma, Gameau undoubtedly thought long and hard about how he would make the documentation of his 60 day sugar filled diet into something interesting and fun, all the while being quite shocking in many aspects and he succeeds in turning a dry subject matter into an easily watchable and digestible whole.

I like many others could count myself as someone that thinks little about the effects sugar has on my life or my future life as it seems like a harmless and enjoyable addition to our diet. What Gameau does so well is showcases how even so called healthy snacks/drinks like Smoothies or breakfast meals are actually just as bad for you as most so called "bad" food and drinks. It's also shocking to see statements and information backed up by the physical transformation of Gameau over the period of the film and even the biggest doubters of the films message would struggle to deny the obvious change in the body of someone consuming the average amount of sugar per day that you and I could well be doing also.

While it's not a ground breaking piece by any means, That Sugar Film is still a very enjoyable and thought provoking piece of documentary filmmaking that would be a valuable addition to children's education on the sugar intake effects and also a must see films for all those that might just love there Mountain Dew a little too much.

3 ½ tooth extractions out of 5


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