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Capitalism: A Love Story

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Michael Moore, Capitalism: A Love Story

Capitalism: A Love Story

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
117 minutes
Limited Release Date:
09/23/09
performer:
Michael Moore
director:
Michael Moore
distributor:
Overture
author:
8344
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B

Sept 23

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY Michael Moore

”It’s a crime story,” Michael Moore says of his latest documentary. ”But it’s also a war story — about class warfare. And a vampire movie, with the upper 1 percent feeding off the rest of us. And, of course, it’s also a love story. Only it’s about an abusive relationship.” Yes, that’s right, the lightning-rod filmmaker whose previous movies have tackled such hot-button issues as gun control (Bowling for Columbine), terrorism (Fahrenheit 9/11), and the health-care crisis (Sicko) will be taking on the entire free-market economy in his archly titled new film, Capitalism: A Love Story. Moore started shooting about six months before the economy melted down last fall — talk about a lucky break! — but sees the film as a culmination of his life’s work. ”It’s not about an individual, like [former GM CEO] Roger Smith, or a corporation, or even an issue, like health care,” he says. ”This is the big enchilada. This is about the thing that dominates all our lives — the economy. I made this movie as if it was going to be the last movie I was allowed to make.” Oh, and by the way, Moore adds, ”it’s a comedy.”

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