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Fast Food Nation

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Fast Food Nation: Matt Lankes

Fast Food Nation

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
106 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/17/06
performer:
Catalina Sandino Moreno, Greg Kinnear, Wilmer Valderrama, Luis Guzman, Ethan Hawke, Kris Kristofferson
director:
Richard Linklater
distributor:
Fox Searchlight Pictures
author:
Richard Linklater, Eric Schlosser
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

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-