18:30 on Wed May 02 2007
Vue West End, Cranbourne Street, WC2H 7AK
A fictional interpretation of Eric Schlossers international 2001 bestseller of the same name, Fast Food Nation is a sharp satirical look at Americas fast food industry. Directed by Academy Award®-nominated director Richard Linklater and boasting an all-star ensemble cast including Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Greg Kinnear, Kris Kristofferson, Avril Lavigne and Catalina Sandino Moreno, the film follows a variety of stories that illustrate the complexity of a consumer culture in freefall.
In turn shocking, funny, terrifying and deeply poignant, Fast Food Nation is an unmissable portrait of our times. Don Henderson (Greg Kinnear) is a marketing executive at Mickeys Fast Food Restaurant chain, home of The Big One. When he discovers that contaminated meat is getting into the frozen patties of the companys best- selling burger he takes a journey to the dark heart of the All-American meal. He crosses paths with immigrants working the slaughterhouses that supply Mickeys, desperate for a new start in a new land, the idealistic and nihilistic youth of Middle America that staffs the outlets, and a host of other characters that are in some way involved in an industry that has an ever-increasing global impact.
N.B. Each ticket admits two people.