Sunday, August 24, 2008

Movie Review: Hamburger America

Editor's Note: I've been on vacation the last week or so, and therefore the lack of a burger review this past week. Until I get home and do a rundown of burgers I ate on vacation; enjoy this movie review:

I realise this movie came out three years ago, but give me a break. The book that accompanies the DVD was only released this year, and it's been pretty much unavailable in Canadian stores. The lack of prominence on Canadian shelves is understandable, but it's unfortunate as well. Hamburger America is not just a great food documentary: it's a great documentary period. The only thing more fascinating than the burgers documented, are the personalities that make them. From the dude using 93 year old grease to deep fry his burgs, to the dude that calls people who like mayonaise "sissies", the burger barons in this film personify how multi-dimensional the burger world is. This is a must see for anyone interested in burgers, or americana in general. The movie is only 45minutes, but I could have watched hours of this stuff. This DVD comes free with the book of the same name. It's an outstanding documentation of burger culture: buy it immediately.

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