Fast Food Nation

Release Date: 27 August 2007 | Certificate: Suitable for 15 years and over
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FAST FOOD NATION is director Richard Linklaters big screen adaptation of Eric Schlossers best-selling book which exposes the evils of corporate fast-food production. Co-written by Linklater and Schlosser the film presents a wide tapestry of characters whose lives are all affected in one way or another by Mickeys a fictionalized fast-food chain. At the top of the chain sits Don Henderson (Greg Kinnear) a Mickeys marketing VP who is shocked to discover that a high faecal count has shown up in his companys burgers. Sylvia (Catalina Sandino Moreno) Raul (Wilmer Vilderrama) and Coco (Ana Claudia Talancon) are illegal Mexican immigrants who have found employment in the grotesque plant that produces those same burgers working under the evil watch of supervisor Mike (Bobby Cannavale). Ashley (Amber Johnson) works the counter at a local Mickeys but when she befriends a group of politically charged college students (Lou Taylor Pucci Avril Lavigne) she thinks twice about her job. Along the way several more characters are introduced (played by Kris Kristofferson Ethan Hawke and Bruce Willis) who voice the concerns expressed in Schlossers non-fiction account. Linklater takes a leisurely approach to his otherwise in-your-face material allowing certain stories to play themselves out before moving on to another. The result is a film that sneaks up on viewers. However by the time it reaches its powerful conclusion the filmmakers point becomes painfully clear.

Interviews with Eric Schlosser, Richard Linklater, Ashley Johnson and Wilmer Valderrama, Behind the scenes, Trailer
Release Date: 27 August 2007
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Directed by: Richard Linklater

Region 2
Running Time: 109 minutes
Production Year: 2007
Main Language: English
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Catalogue No: TVD3752