01/04/2012 06:33 pm ET Updated Jan 05, 2012

'The Master Cleanse' Film By Todd Strauss-Schulson (VIDEO)

If the new year is filling your head with all sorts of hopes and dreams about weight loss -- and you're considering the master cleanse -- watch this short film first.

Written and directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, director of "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas," the fifteen-minute film explores ten days in the life of a Los Angeles-based couple who have decided to embark on the master cleanse together. Throughout, the pair's little white lies are laid bare as hunger takes over and the truth starts spilling out.

While trying to resist the baked goods at Milk on Beverly Boulevard, the man blurts out, "you're 30, and I think I can do better than you."

Surrounded by party snacks, the woman screams, "I have sex dreams about my ex-boyfriend and I LOVE them."

The clutch moment: when a co-worker admits, "everybody in the office is making fun of you. You're walking around like a giant toddler, slurping on your baby bottle and spraying diarrhea everywhere. It's disgusting. You look terrible."

The master cleanse diet, popularized by stars like Beyonce and Gwyneth Paltrow, involves drinking only a mixture of water, maple syrup, lemon juice and cayenne pepper for at least ten days. Laxatives, either via pill or a salt water flush, are also part of the program.

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher also did the master cleanse together, and look how they ended up.

h/t: Devour

Warning: the video contains partial nudity and adult language.