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Capitalism: A Love Story

October 4, 2009
By Rastaman0318 GOLD, Montclair, New Jersey
Rastaman0318 GOLD, Montclair, New Jersey
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Cinema Eye with Masai: Capitalism: A Love Story

Directing: 3/4

Writing: 4/4

Acting: 3/4

Total: 3/4

“There's no ‘Love' for ‘Capitalism' in this ‘Story'”

I'm sure we're all aware of this terrible

economic crisis that's hit America. But does anyone

know where it truly started? Michael Moore does,

and he's more than willing to rub our faces in it. His

“Capitalism: A Love Story” is a grand roast of a

movie about how our economy has gone to

poop over the past 20 years. It can be shocking,

heartbreaking stuff, and it can also be laugh out

loud funny, as is typical with Moore's films. It'll

have you on your knees and in deep thought about

how your money's been wasted.

The film opens with a message from the

60s saying that anyone faint of heart or who is

easily upset shouldn't watch this. They got that

right. Michael Moore leaves no economic stone

unturned as he traces back to the Reagan

Administration for when capitalism went down the

drain. Real people are shown suffering through

foreclosures, lost jobs and companies who take out

life insurance policies on their dead employees.

And of course, it wouldn't be a Michael Moore

movie without some outrageous stunts perpetrated

by the man himself. Citizens arrests of bank CEOs

and crime scene investigations follow. My only

problems are that Moore chose too big a piece of

bread to spread his butter of wisdom. According to

him, capitalism worked before Reagan's election.

What can we do to make it better? Can it get

better? Hey, there's always socialism, right? Also, I

can't help but feel that he's being a little bit

hypocritical with this movie. By releasing it, he's

apart of the system he hates so much. He's beaten

out many other documentarians that made movies

this weekend, so where are they going to get

money to feed their families? Case in

point. But despite these tiny grievances, Moore

shows us only the way he can how America, the

richest country in the world, has sold out it's

workers and worst of all, given the greedy fat cats

in this country everything and more.

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This article has 1 comment.

Sunshineyday said...
on Oct. 28 2009 at 4:43 pm
I am glad I read this article. I had wanted to watch this movie, and never did, then completely forgot, and by now had stopped caring. But now I am re-assured that it is worth watching. but i guess now I have to wait for dvd since it's out of theatres.