DOCUMENTARY; 2hr 7min
DIRECTED BY: Michael Moore
The money shot: Moore
After a nifty intro segment paralleling life in ancient Rome with today’s America, veteran documentarian Moore (Sicko) heads into poverty-stricken homes in North Carolina, Michigan and Illinois. His focus: the drastic disparity between the haves and the have-nothings. So goes the US today — and in tandem, the global economy. Moore’s latest beef is how the corporate cookie crumbled, and he goes to his usual exhaustive and colourful Look-At-Me lengths to expose exploitative company money-grubbing and mismanagement.
How does America Inc get away with the underpaying, the mass sackings and other ethically fraudulent treatment of its rank-and-file employees? Moore paints a condemning picture of predatory institutions, cronyism in high financial and political places and mortgage-fraudster banks foreclosing right and left in the lead-up to the 2008 economic collapse. As always, he lays the show business on thick: he has been on this beat for 20 years and has his righteous outrage sorted. And he isn’t afraid to take it to the bank.