Capitalism: A Love Story [Blu-ray]
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To me that's what Moore's latest film is: a cinematic treatise on crime. Moore uses his excellent skills as an editor to piece together films in a manner that makes you want to scream "Where does he find this stuff?" to paint a telling picture of what America is: a plutocracy. And yes, Mike uses that word and wants us all to learn it, even providing a definition straight out of a textbook.
What Moore also excels at is humanizing crises and the class war by showing us just who's affected by these forces and why. We're shown people, real people being thrown out of their homes, being pushed out of their jobs, being paid meager salaries to do dangerous, complicated work, and being informed that companies profited from the deaths of their loved ones through something called "dead peasant insurance."
He even speaks to various clergy to try and find any sort of modern moral justification for capitalism. He can't. One priest even goes as far as to state flatly that "Capitalism is radically evil."
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The last time I considered myself a "liberal" was for about a semester in college when I was interning under a "liberal" professor. Prior to that I was always conservative-minded...and pretty much still am, every college student goes through some sort of liberal phase. That being said, I think Michael Moore has always made great movies. Even though I don't agree with gun control, universal health care, or socialism, I still feel his films have provided an education on government and corporate corruption that a mass audience can enjoy while being enlightened. Moore's solutions are always a little too idealistic for my tastes, but I'm glad he has been there for 20+ years to be an agent of critical thinking to the general public.
That being said, here is what I DISLIKED about "Capitalism: A Love Story". (I am not going to talk about what I liked or agreed with in the film, because that was pretty much everything except for what I am about to mention).
First, I take a star away because this film seems to try to be anti-capitalism when it's real target is NOT capitalism but corruption WITHIN capitalism. Wal-Mart taking out life insurance policies on employees, privatized penal systems, and job-loss due to outsourcing are not default results of capitalism. These are examples of the greed and violation that occurs when capitalism leads to single entities having too much power. However, if it were not for capitalism, well, lets just say Michael Moore might have to show his movies after midnight in very private places to very select audiences.Read more ›
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Very biased but does allow for a good discussion among economic students.Published 2 days ago by tina Matthew
Michael Moore once again, hits the nail on the head when dealing with corporate inequality. I've watched pro business films on the wonders of capitalism and this just seems to... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Wayne Gerry
If we only sustain some momentum around the individual manifestations around the country. It is also very evident, if one has any knowledge about the history of other authoritarian... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Aquitaine
Very good movie. Arrived early and in good shape. I loved it.Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love Michael Moore's documentaries. He doesn't get enough credit for his storytelling.Published 1 month ago by DerbyCityObserver
The best Michael Moore film I've seen. I watched it around the time I watched the film Inside Job which won the Academy Award but wasn't half as creative as Moore's film. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Aka3
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|To Create Money for Jobs, Business, Etc.||
And all the consequences that are to come from that blind pursuit of very short term riches even the rich who thought they benefited in the end will not be able to escape them .
Sep 10, 2011 by Mitch | See all 2 posts
|Do you think Michael can look at himself first before looking at others?||
He is a fat SOB, but are his statements factually wrong?
The Moore movie addressing American obesity would be hypocrisy. He is the first to claim that Americans are fat.
Jun 27, 2011 by J. Richard Singleton | See all 2 posts
|The film that NWO and Illuminati doesn't want you to see.||Be the first to reply|