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A brazen mixture of stand-up comedy, political commentary, CEO confrontations, and shenanigans with Random House tour escorts, The Big One (1997) follows Moore's book tour to promote Downsize This. In cities like Des Moines, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Portland, Moore's lighthearted-sounding but deeply biting humor speaking before bookstore patrons is juxtaposed with painful-to-watch confrontations with security personnel at companies such as Procter & Gamble and PayDay. Moore speaks clandestinely with Borders employees organizing a union; a woman laid off from Ford attends Moore's Rockford, Illinois, bookstore visit the same day. Though slow in spots, frustrating if not depressing in others, it's intensely funny the rest of the time. The Big One is fundamental viewing.
On the bonus disc is a 13-minute featurette, "39 Cities in 23 Days." On the tour for his book Dude, Where's My Country?, Moore enthralls and amuses enthusiastic college crowds with points about the Bush-Saudi connections, voting machines, and "weapons of mass balloonery."
I wanted this movie for my collection, so of course I am happy to have it! Michael Moore is great!Published 5 months ago by Laurie Shentalevenn
Haven't seen them all yet but Michael Moore shows a far-side view of the country's problems and usually pays the price for it.Published on December 8, 2012 by Alan
I am a huge Michael Moore fan, and this box set is absolutely fantastic! I loved it. These documentaries are great to watch and extremely eye-opening. Definitely must see movies.Published on March 14, 2012 by Elizabeth92
Great in theory, but someone screwed up: listing says "Columbine" is the 2-disc special edition, packaging says it's the 2-disc special edition (even lists the features! Read morePublished on November 11, 2011 by arejaytoo
"Bowling for Columbine"
The film starts by showing a North Country bank in Michigan where a depositor can get a free gun. [How much money is needed? Read more
I think this is now out of print but if you can find it, it's worth a reasonable price. Two great films by Michael Moore, and a bonus disc of stirring material. Read morePublished on December 8, 2005 by Ryan Clark
Rants from a socialist in denial. Only thinly veiled lies, half-truths and distortions, packaged as documentary. I'd only pick this up if I ran out of toilet paper. Read morePublished on October 12, 2004 by Amazon Customer