"Fast Food Nation" has a tremendous potential to expose the problems of the fast food industry, but takes a weird direction and fails. It spends too much time documenting the plight of illegal immigrants from Mexico to a fast food plant in Colorado, where they are exploited (like this is the only industry where illegals are exploited). Then it tells the story of a fast food exec (Greg Kinnear) who is investigating the contamination of meat at the Cody plant. His story strangely disappears without resolution. There's also the story of a teenage fast food employee, Amber and her annoying uncle played by Ethan Hawke. The role of the uncle in this film is utterly and absolutely pointless. This film wanders around without any true rising action and you'll be waiting around for some kind of climax or resolution: there isn't one. "Fast Food Nation" would be a better indictment against the treatment of illegal immigration rather than the fast food industry. Don't waste your money on this crap.