Spurlock became well known and an Academy
Nominee because of his 30 day diet of
only McDonald's fast food on the critically
acclaimed Super Size Me. Now that acclaim
has allowed him to do more work for the
people's knowledge and he's taken the
30 day concept to a different activities
in a FX (a Fox cable network) show called
appropriately 30 Days!
This series shows Morgan and other people
doing things they would normally wouldn't
do for 30 days and monitors their progress
hoping for an appreachiation of what goes
down! The DVD features commentary
on selecfed episodes and exclusive "Diary
Cam" for every episode.
While only six episodes it only takes
the first episode to show you what 30
days will do for perspective as Morgan
and his fiancee live in the capital of
Ohio, poverty stricken Columbus, for 30
days on minimum wage!
This episode is the most powerful because
it deals with a subject that effects the
most people in this and other countries:
poverty! You see the couple try to find
a place to live, jobs to work and food
to eat along with other things most would
call necessities. Then you throw in
the hospital bills with no insurance,
family coming to stay and other factors
and you a small glimpse of what check
to check is about! There is one scene
in particular where a black man, older
black man says he's making less money
now than 40 years ago when he was working
with the local auto company! It's ridiculous
and Morgan and the camera show it in a
serious but compassionate way.
Other topics include being straight in
a gay man's world, being a bible belt
Christian who has to live as a Muslim,
living with no products, doing anti-aging
activities and binge drinking.
Just for the first episode the DVD is
worth it. Morgan Spurlock is proving to
be one of this generations gifted filmmakers.
I give the DVD 4 GeoGlobes.
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