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That Sugar Film

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Damon Gameau

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About the Movie

In the vein of "Supersize Me," Damon Gameau becomes a human guinea-pig when he puts himself through a grueling 6 week diet consuming the equivalent of 40 teaspoons of sugar a day...the average daily amount consumed by teenagers! This bold, colourful and entertaining film explores all things "sweet" and exposes the damage that fructose (processed sugar) is doing to a generation of addicts.

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Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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65%
  • Reviews Counted: 37
  • Fresh: 24
  • Rotten: 13
  • Average Rating: 5.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The food-doc shelf is crowded with good-for-you movies, including "Fed Up," "Fast Food Nation," "Food Inc." and, yes, "Super Size Me." "That Sugar Film" is a worthy addition, entertaining while informing. – Daniel M. Gold, New York Times, Jul 30, 2015

Fresh: With its peppy, pop style, complete with silly, colorful special effects and animation, this documentary should prove accessible to school-age viewers, who might profit the most from its frank information about sugar's effect on their minds and bodies. – Alissa Simon, Variety, Jul 13, 2015

Fresh: Gameau, like a certain beloved British nanny, recognizes the value in a spoonful of you-know-what helping the medicine go down. – Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times, Jul 30, 2015

Rotten: While "That Sugar Film" is filled with powerful and what should be downright alarming information, it also suffers from distracting bouts of cinematic candy coating. – Tom Long, Detroit News, Jul 31, 2015

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Customer Reviews

The Secret to weightloss MUST watch

Every person who has ever had a weight problem should watch this as it highlights why we get fat when we eat foods that cause a high insulin response. Sugar is bad, however the hidden sugars such as honey, fructose, corn syrups and heavily refined carbs are probably worse because they go unseen into our food because we are told they are ok. The truth is that our body sees them all the same and converts them to glucose raising blood sugar which causes an insulin reaction to combat it. Insulin is our fat storing hormone, when it is high we have no chance. This movie can change your life for the better.

must see for parents and children

This is a totally accessible documentary for both parents and children of the ill effects to too much sugar on the body. Sugar has been incorporated into so many foods without people knowing about it. Please watch. Small changes in diet can be made and everyone will be so much healthier. That is the message to me. For others its a incredibly attack on the big food companies who work to give the the biggest sugar high with blatant disregard to the health consequences. Its almost criminal, but its legal.

Entertaining but lacking precision.

This film has well-intentioned insight on the impact of sugar when consumed in copious amounts. I was disappointed by the lack of facts or imperical data when conductind his "experiment." All amounts were guesstimated and his weight and "numbers" were never cleary shown, only dicussed through generalizations. All in all it's a great film to help motive many to rethink what constitutes their diet.

That Sugar Film
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  • $4.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2015

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