Monday, October 19, 2009

Movie Review: Capitalism: A Love Story Movie Review: Capitalism: A Love Story

I recently saw Michael Moore's latest film, Capitalism: A Love Story. I've seen all of Michael's films and this one may be his best. His "in your face" film style is toned down a bit, letting people speak for themselves. Oh the ambush interview is still incorporated and his placing crime scene tape around the banking establishment on Wall Street is very Michael Moore, and something we would all like to do.

There are no special effects or tricks (this is a documentary after all) but there is amazing stock footage research and editing. I am a script researcher and a documentary filmmaker and when I tell you that Moore's team is one of the best in the biz, I'm not kidding. How they find just the right old television sequence or film clip to play off of recent news interviews is amazing and so spot on. The editing puts these things together in a way that drives home the point and is humorous. It's rare to be able to bring humor into such a difficult subject as our failing economy. Moore does that effectively in the beginning and sets the tone for the film. His message is really driven home when Congresswoman Marcy Kapture (D - Ohio 9th District) speaks.

It does not matter if your a democrat, republican, conservative or liberal, this film crosses all those political boundaries and speaks to the one things the majority of us share, economic hardship within the present economy. Moore asks the question, "What price is America."

Here is the trailer for the film:

I recommend seeing Capitalism: A Love Story.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terrific review Debra and this is one of Michael Moore's best documentaries yet. I highly recommend folk seeing this new documentary, as well as "Sicko".

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