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A fictionalized thriller inspired by Eric Schlosser's bestselling nonfiction expose of junk food companies.
The story of fast food is the story of postwar America. Though created by a handful of mavericks, the fast food industry has triggered the homogenization of our society. Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled the juggernaut of American cultural imperialism abroad.
Schlosser's myth-shattering survey stretches from the California subdivisions where the business was born to the industrial corridor along the New Jersey Turnpike where many of fast food's flavors are concocted. Along the way, he unearths a trove of fascinating, unsettling truths--from the unholy alliance between fast food and Hollywood to the seismic changes the industry has wrought in food production, popular culture, and even real estate.
Starring Patricia Arquette, Luis Guzman, Ethan Hawke, Ashley Johnson, Greg Kinnear, Kris Kristofferson, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Paul Dano, Wilmer Valderrama, Bruce Willis, Bobby Cannavale
Directed by Richard Linklater
Running Time - 1:46
Genre - Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, November 17th, 2006
This movie is not currently playing in theaters.
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