I'm really craving a big fat juicy burger after watching this
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The film reminded me of a law school exam and how to fail it. To be precise you would probably get a 60 or so, but no more. You would get that far on the raising issues part. But you would go no farther since you failed to dispose of the issues.
I suppose the filmmakers would say they had no easy answers to any of the issues raised, and I get that part. Yes, one can see this as an indictment of not only the fast food industry, but of society's relationship, especially American society's relationship in the macroeconomic sense, to that industry. But there is not even a scintilla of an answer suggested. I suppose a simple answer might seem don't eat fast food, but really, what does that accomplish? Nowhere for those employed in the industry to work?
Even in the case of the Amber character, on one hand you root for her to get out of Cody and get her college degree. But as Ethan Hawke's character's semi-buzzed rant refers to, at some point she will be past any "revolutionary" fervor. In the moment she has that. But where effectively to take it? Even the cows seem too lethargic and content to understand their interests.
All we end up being is disgusted by shocking images mixed in with the mundane. One's choices are to be disheartened by the images, or to dismiss them on a number of levels.
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Yes, one can see this as an indictment of not only the fast food industry, but of society's relationship, especially American society's relationship in the macroeconomic sense, to that industry.
Sorry, but I just had to post this after reading your "indictment" sentence:
Otter: Point of parliamentary procedure!
Hoover: Don't screw around, they're serious this time!
Otter: Take it easy, I'm pre-law.
Boon: I thought you were pre-med.
Otter: What's the difference?
[Addressing the room]
Otter: Ladies and gentlemen, I'll be brief. The issue here is not whether we broke a few rules, or took a few liberties with our female party guests - we did.
[winks at Dean Wormer]
Otter: But you can't hold a whole fraternity responsible for the behavior of a few, sick twisted individuals. For if you do, then shouldn't we blame the whole fraternity system? And if the whole fraternity system is guilty, then isn't this an indictment of our educational institutions in general? I put it to you, Greg - isn't this an indictment of our entire American society? Well, you can do whatever you want to us, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America. Gentlemen!