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This is a film aimed at teenagers and health teachers, though; mainstream audiences might not have an appetite for all of Gameau’s Mr. Entertainment shenanigans.

3 out of 4 stars

Title
That Sugar Film
Directed by
Damon Gameau
Starring
Damon Gameau, Zoe Tuckwell-Smith, Hugh Jackman, Stephen Fry
Genre
Documentary
Country
Australia
Language
English

Aww, ain't it sweet. The entertaining, educational documentary That Sugar Film comes from Damon Gameau, an effervescent Australian filmmaker on a 60-day high-sugar diet aimed at discovering the effects of an average human's fructose-laden intake. Taking his cue from the spoonful-spouting nanny Mary Poppins, Gameau delivers his unsettling findings with generous helpings of whimsy, celebrity zip – Hugh Jackman and Stephen Fry illuminate with thespian flair – and adorable moments with his pregnant wife. In consuming 40 teaspoons of daily refined sugar, Gameau eats no candy. Instead he consumes a diet that is healthy – or so food manufacturers would have you believe. Gameau's experiment finds his belly growing at the same rate as his pregnant wife, even though his exercise regime and calorie intake is unchanged. This is a film aimed at teenagers and health teachers, though; mainstream audiences might not have an appetite for all of Gameau's Mr. Entertainment shenanigans.

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