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Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

Cast: Thora Birch, William Black, Jimmy Carter, more...
Director: Michael Moore
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Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Genre: Documentary, Political & Social Issues
Running Time: 94 min.
Languages: English

Synopsis
Twenty years after his influential debut, Roger & Me, Michael Moore returns to his roots by pulling back the curtain on capitalism to reveal the insidious role it has played in the destruction of the American dream for many people. Back in 1989, auto workers in Flint, MI, were lamenting layoffs and wondering how they would support their families without jobs to pay the bills, or benefits to ensure their health. Flash forward two decades, when cities all across the country are feeling the same pressures that Flint residents were back when GM left them high and dry. With an average of 14,000 U.S. jobs lost every day and taxpayer money constantly being pumped into failing financial institutions, the question must be asked: how long can this go on before the entire system collapses? Is there really any hope for Americans who are losing their homes to foreclosure and seeing their savings get wiped out at an unprecedented rate? In order to seek out an answer to this question and many more, Moore takes a trip to our nation's capitol, engaging average Americans in conversations about the prospect of repairing America's failing, debt-ridden economy along the way. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

A must-see by MBreslau May 7, 2011 - 5:19 AM PDT
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2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
Michael Moore has matured as a fim maker/social critic. This is a powerful film, depressing with some grandly uplifting moments.
If you're in the top 1% financially then you will hate this film.
Nice soundtrack, too.




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