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Aro Recommended Fast Food Nation


USA 2006, 114 minutes
Dir. Richard Linklater
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Drama

Topics: Business, Politics, Bad Taste.


Aroview: A grave, caustic expose of industry malpractice and greed in the fast food business, told from the dramatic perspective of multiple characters exploited by or embroiled in the machinations of feeding Americans with their daily quarter pounder fix.

Adapting Eric Scholosser’s muckraking bestseller, dir. Linklater displays impressive control over his hefty Altman-esque cast – from marketing execs investigating feces in hamburger meat, to border-hopping Mexicans enslaved under alarming factory conditions, to naive activists intent on overthrowing the corporate machine – surveying an Ugly America populated by characters who, whether by want or necessity, are complicit in the capitalism of fast food; their plight further punctuated by sense of futility encountered by those who try to initiate change.

Warning: sensitive vegetarians may want to bypass the film's infamous abattoir scene...

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