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This review is from: Michael Moore Hates America (DVD)
I was surprised-pleasantly surprised. While not a professionally shot film, don't let that distract you from the content. In my opinion, it makes it all the more appealing-we have enough "bells and whistles" with the others out there. Great message and not as right wing as the Dubya lovers would probably have liked. I perceive that the initial promotion by the right wing was the hope to have this film help effect the election by turning the table on Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911 and his attack on Bush and the war in Iraq. So Kerry lost the election, and Moore is making another film. This film had no effect on either other than to bring a fresh look at documentary filmmaking in general. Michael Moore is an easy person to focus on given his huge success as a documentary filmmaker and the subjects he has chosen for his films; corporate greed, government corruption and media hysteria. I have admired Michael Moore for getting a message out there and raising awareness, but I don't need another skewed or manipulated message. Films that are made like this allow me to remain optimistically cynical. While not as flashy as most documentaries on the big or small screen, this film brings us a fresh and much needed perspective on documentary filmmaking and has some fun moments. The interview with documentary icon Albert Maysles is great. I would recommend the film to those right or left of the line of politics. If you have not seen a Michael Moore film, please do before you see this film to get the proper perspective.