The Unemployment Blogathon – Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)


This is the first of three posts for The Unemployment Blogathon being hosted by Steve of the Movie Movie Blog Blog.

Tnx for letting me participate!

“Is this the United States Congress, or the board of directors of Goldman Sachs?” – Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 Oct 2019)

Brief Synopsis – Documentary that looks at the connections between government and corporate America.

My Take on it – I have always been a fan of the way that Michael Moore makes documentaries.

I personally don’t agree with everything he presents in his politics, yet he knows how to make captivating, intriguing and above all controversial films.

This film is another great example of hos talents and he dazzles once again with this subject matter.

He is able to create some intriguing connections between politics and the financial world and that helps make this film even more enjoyable to watch unfold.

Unfortunately tho, similar to all of his other films, he goes slightly overboard with his accusations and editing in certain key places that takes away some of the credibility of his arguments.

They give us a very wide, yet one sided view of the various political and financial combinations and partnerships that have come about over the years and caused so much trouble in the country and left many people homeless and jobless.

This film does a nice job of presenting its arguments despite being very slanted towards one side.

If one keeps that in mind while viewing this film, it helps make things so much more enjoyable to watch as the story progresses.

Bottom Line – Moore once again dazzles with his unique style of films. He is able to make some really intriguing connections in this film and makes the story even more enjoyable to watch. As with most of his films, he goes slightly overboard in a few key places which causes things to feel as if he sometimes goes too far in his explanation of things and takes away from the credibility of it all. They give us a very wide view of the various political and financial combinations and partnerships that have caused much trouble in America over the years.  Great look at the subject matter even if it is completely one sided here.  If one takes that into consideration, then it helps make this more enjoyable to watch unfold. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The footage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposing a “Second Bill of Rights” was believed to be lost until Michael Moore’s film crew rediscovered it in a South Carolina library in 2008. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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8 thoughts on “The Unemployment Blogathon – Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

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  3. I have also noted that with a number of documentarians or commentators. They have a good argument and if they would learn to edit themselves they would be more convincing.

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  4. As one of my film professors once told us, all documentarians are biased. You have to have some kind of point of view or you wouldn’t have a movie. Moore just isn’t as good as other moviemakers at disguising his biases (or maybe he doesn’t care), but you certainly can’t say his movies are dull. Thanks for bringing this one to the blogathon!

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