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...
Average rating (Very Good). Showing 1-2 of 2 member reviews.
4 stars (Very Good) Highly disturbing tale that explores the flaws that exist in a meat packing plant, providing the beef patties for Mickey's, a fictional fast food chain that doesn't exactly have its act together. Will make you think twice about fast-food burgers.~GenXGirl
3 stars (Good Enough) It's wonderfully weird. It's opening leads you into thinking it's going to be a biting satire, but Linklater almost makes his characters too likable for that. Some really cool storytelling, and some bit's that don't really seem to work- well worth a~Sevenhead