Monday, October 12, 2009

Michael Moore has done it again.

Michael Moore's latest film, Capitalism: A Love Story, is certainly making a big splash with audiences.  After twenty days in theaters, it has already made over $9 million... pretty good for a documentary.  The film is not only insightful and informative, but also entertaining and hilarious.  Whether you love him or hate him, I don't think you can deny that Moore certainly is a clever filmmaker and has a way with words.  With the economy the way it is, the release of the film could not be more perfect.  Although the film does not present clear answers or suggestions on how to fix our financial problems, it does make you think.  A lot.  As Deborah Young of the Hollywood Reporter commented, "This is a typical Moore oeuvre: funny, often over the top and of dubious documentation, but with strongly made points that leave viewers much to ponder and debate after they walk out of the theater."  Like most of his other films, Moore finds reason to criticize political leaders (especially Republicans) and shed light on the corruption occurring at the hands of big business and government.

The film has certainly gotten mixed reviews, as do all of Moore's films,
but I would certainly recommend it.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent work Sarah. I look forward to your posts.