Australia’s Damon Gameau applies the self-abusing technique that Morgan Spurlock used so effectively in Super Size Me somewhat less effectively to the topic of hidden sugar in our diets. For two months, he kept his daily caloric intake the same, but ate only perceived “health” foods.
His not quite earth-shattering conclusion that sugar is bad for us is presented with easily digestible, cartoony graphics. The science is scattershot, and the film gets increasingly gimmicky and irksome (a friggin’ dance finale!), but he builds his case well. Overall, informative and mildly entertaining. (90 min)