Fast Food Nation Inspired by Eric Schlosser's devastating 2001 exposé of the food-service industry, Richard Linklater's muckraking film interweaves the travails of the illegal immigrants, McJob teens, and… Fast Food Nation Inspired by Eric Schlosser's devastating 2001 exposé of the food-service industry, Richard Linklater's muckraking film interweaves the travails of the illegal immigrants, McJob teens, and…
DVD Review

Fast Food Nation (2007)

Image credit: Fast Food Nation: Matt Lankes
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Mar 06, 2007; DVD Release Date: Mar 06, 2007; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Drama; With: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Greg Kinnear and Wilmer Valderrama; Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Inspired by Eric Schlosser's devastating 2001 exposé of the food-service industry, Richard Linklater's muckraking film interweaves the travails of the illegal immigrants, McJob teens, and cover-your-ass marketing gurus who make up the dark underbelly of the American dream. EXTRAS ''Upton Sinclair was sort of hovering above us the whole time,'' Linklater says in his commentary with Schlosser. But Bobby Cannavale, who plays a predatory factory boss, wasn't convinced: ''By the way,'' he says in a making-of, ''I'm still going to eat meat.'' A-

Originally posted Mar 02, 2007 Published in issue #924 Mar 09, 2007 Order article reprints
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