Monday, July 27, 2015

That Sugar Film Review

I recently had the opportunity for an advanced viewing of a film that's coming out July 31st in major cities across the United States, and because it relates to a topic I'm interested in, I happily agreed to watch it.

That Sugar Film is a powerful look into sugar, of course, and we all know it's bad for you, but I don't think most people understand why it's bad and how much it has crept into our diets, even without our awareness. The film uses humor, in part, to help educate viewers. It also contains plenty of eye-catching graphics and visuals that keep viewers entertained, but the content itself is compelling, of course.

I don't think people realize how many food items contain sugar. As a teacher, I often see students eating "breakfasts" that they've brought from home. Even the smartest parents send Pop-Tarts, granola bars, and "yogurt" to school, thinking they're doing right by their kids. I think if parents watched this film it would have a significant impact on their own habits, as well as those of their children. I also think the film would be excellent viewing for high school kids.

Damon, the That Sugar Film's main "character" is endearing; he sacrificed a lot to participate in the sugar experiment he endured for the film. His blog is also worth reading, and if you scroll to the bottom of the page and sign up to join the "Sugar Squad," you get a free pdf of some of the recipes he used to detox from sugar after his experiment was over. I find them to be very easy and meals I'll actually eat!

Ninety-nine percent of Damon Gameau's film is terrific;
it's funny, informative, compelling, and inspiring.
(There's just one tiny PG-13 comment (meant to be funny)
that may require parental guidance, in my opinion.)
It's certainly worth watching anyway; people of all ages should really see it.

To see the list of theaters in which That Sugar Film will open, click here.

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