Rating: R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.
Rating Explanation: for some language.
Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review: A hard-hitting documentary about the egregious, toxic, and rapacious spin-offs from America's obsession with greed.
Capitalism: A Love Story
Michael Moore is probably this country’s most successful documentary film maker, taking on automobile
executives (“Roger and Me”), America’s penchant for unnecessary wars
(“Fahrenheit 9/11”), the gun lobby (“Bowling for
Columbine”), and the American health system (“Sicko”). In Capitalism: A Love
Story he illustrates his disgust for the ways that Big Money’s
corruption has punished millions of workers who have spent their lives
playing by the rules.
People do not necessarily agree with everything
Michael Moore comes up with, but even if you hate his ideology, you'll have to admit that he's undoubtedly the most entertaining documentarian working
today. Still, unless you have a Ph.D in Economics, you may not get just what caused the near-Depression that the nation has so far avoided even if ten
percent of the work force is now considered unemployed. You may still not quite understand the major cause of this recession or
“credit swaps,” but Moore does not consider this a priority. He wants
us to band
together to demand that politicians make real changes, not the change that President Obama promised during his campaign.
Moore also practices one of the longstanding rules of comedy and movie-making: leave the
audience wanting more, by saving his best for last. Using yellow police crime scene tape he surrounds the Wall
Street headquarters of various financial firms with a gusto that would
impress Cecil B DeMille and with his trusty bullhorn and razor sharp comic skills at hand, Michael
Moore tries to find a banker who can explain exactly what derivatives are. When he
finally corners one and says he wants some advice, the answer he gets is - "Stop making films!" But you can be sure that he won't and shouldn't.