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Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!

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Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!
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TIFF screening poster
Directed byMorgan Spurlock
Produced by
Written by
  • Morgan Spurlock
  • Jeremy Chilnick
StarringMorgan Spurlock
Music by
  • Jeff Meegan
  • David Tobin
CinematographyDavid Vlasits
Edited byPierre Takal
Production
company
Distributed bySamuel Goldwyn Films[1]
Release date
  • September 8, 2017 (2017-09-08) (TIFF)
  • September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! is a 2017 American documentary film directed by Morgan Spurlock. A sequel to the 2004 film Super Size Me, it explores the ways in which the fast food industry has rebranded itself as healthier since his original film through the process of Spurlock working to open his own fast food restaurant, thus exposing some of the ways in which that rebranding is more perception than reality.[2]

At the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, where it premiered on September 8, 2017, the film was second runner-up for the People's Choice Award for Documentaries.[3][2] Following its premiere, YouTube announced they had purchased distribution rights to the film to stream on YouTube Red for $3.5 million.[4] In December 2017, YouTube Red dropped the film after Spurlock admitted to previous instances of sexual misconduct and harassment.[5] The production company Warrior Poets also announced that the film was being pulled from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.[5] Samuel Goldwyn Films released the film in theaters on September 6, 2019 and released it on VOD a week later.[1]

Reception

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 70%, based on 30 reviews, with an average rating of 7.09/10. The website's consensus reads, "Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! may not be as filling as its predecessor, but it still manages to offer a moderately enriching overview of unsavory industry practices."[6] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 61 out of 100, based on 13 critics, indicating "Generally favorable reviews".[7]

References

  1. ^ a b "Super Size Me 2". Samuel Goldwyn Films. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Toronto Film Review: ‘Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!’". Variety, September 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "Toronto: 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' Captures Audience Award". The Hollywood Reporter, September 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "YouTube Red Closes $3.5M Deal For Morgan Spurlock's Toronto Docu 'Super Size Me 2'". Deadline Hollywood. September 22, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Natalie Jarvey, Mia Galuppo (December 15, 2017). "YouTube Red Drops Morgan Spurlock's 'Super Size Me' Sequel (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  6. ^ "Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  7. ^ "Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 14, 2019.

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