Tuesday, October 6, 2015


The world of competitive eating is examined in this documentary. Featuring a guy who can eat a large pizza in under two minutes, and another guy who projectile vomits a gallon of water, and the legendary eater Kobayashi who once ate 55 cow brains, Hungry details the drama behind competitive eating contests. Many competitors must sign complicated contracts, and aren't allowed to compete in unauthorized contests. This severely limits their pay, and breaking their contracts often gets them banned from competition. The film also highlights some of the health risks associated with competitive eating, such as ruptures, aspirations, and the rarely discussed issue of purging. Hungry was an interesting documentary, but probably shouldn't be viewed on a full stomach.

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