Fast Food Nation Movie Review: Read The Book

Catching up on our Netflix pile, we watched Fast Food Nation last night. This is our movie review: read the book.

The film does a good job of character building and establishment, and we enjoyed the realistic, yet polished, cinematography. However, the level of facts and revelations failed to satisfy. Perhaps 35mm isn’t big enough to hold a book.

Where’s the beef? The movie says there’s feces in the meat because they run the lines too fast to properly remove the intestines from the cows and the manure spills. But like Bruce Willis says in the movie, as long as it’s cheap, and they cook it enough to kill all the e coli, does it matter? — BEN POPKEN