Over the course of his experiment, Spurlock gained eighteen pounds, became depressed and withdrawn, suffered from severe headaches, mood swings and disturbing chest palpitations. All of these shocking changes take place on camera. After thirty days, he goes into liver failure.
"Super Size Me" is a terrific film that takes the seemingly not-so-sexy subjects of health, nutrition, and corporate greed and turns them into informative entertainment. Crisply edited, Spurlock's steady stream of meals at McDonalds are cut with interviews with his vegan chef girlfriend, his concerned nutritionists and doctors, fast food consumers, and corporate lobbyists.