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Capitalism A Love story by Micheal Moore

Updated on December 30, 2012

Movie Review

'Capitalism a Love Story- by Michael Moore. Love him or hate him he's at it again. Michael is about to release a new film called 'Capitalism a Love Story'

Michael first came on the scene around ten years ago by protesting and filming unethical behaviour by Corporate America. He then produced the Film Bowling for Columbine which I personally thought was brilliant. In the movie/documentary he bated former film star Charlton Heston on his gun beliefs as well as his involvement with the National Rifle Association. This movie gave a riveting portrayal of America's love affair with firearms.

Michael then went on to produce Fahrenheit 9/11 another great movie about America and its relationship to Muslims after 9/11; I found this film a little more quirky. Then a more recent one is 'Sicko' again this berates Corporate America’s unhealthy and greedy role in the Health care system.

The new movie is set to be a hit even a block buster given the American peoples distaste for bailing out Corporate America with so much of taxpayers money which will eventually have to be paid back with interest huge interest no doubt by taxpayers. Sadly the alternative of nor saving the corporates would probable be a return to an America in like it was in the Great Depression.

Whilst I enjoyed some of what the movie had to say I felt it gave a much less than powerful punch than say his other movies such as Columbine or Fahrenheit 9/11. The theme was the same the corruption of corporate America. Whilst they are are many examples such as Enron Fraud case some of the examples that Moore tried to intimidate by fronting up to corporate headquarters asking to see the CEO ware less than convincing. I think Moore could have handled this aspect better. He could not nor should he expect to see the MD without notice if that. And if he does he should be expected to put forward his questions in advance so that they could be properly and carefully considered.

 Michael Moore says his film Capitalism: A Love Story is dedicated to "good people . . . who've had their lives ruined" by the quest for profit.

After success at Cannes, Moore's film was to premiere yesterday in his first appearance at the Venice Film Festival. It was warmly received at a press showing Saturday and won positive reviews. Variety called it one of Moore's "best pics."


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      8 years ago

      I think you have to have grown up in a blue collar family and neighborhood to 'get it', and it isn't so much blasting Capitalism as it is blasting Capitalism as government. I grew up in an era in which a man coming out of high school could get a job, earn a fair wage that could support a family modestly, and live a decent life. So did Moore. But it wasn't handed to us. We had to fight for everything--weekends off, benefits, living wages, safe working conditions. If you didn't grow up seeing that destroyed by white collar greed, then no, you wouldn't understand at all, James. A new aristocracy was not what the founding fathers had in mind, IMO. But that is what we have. I've read your hubs and I understand you are fine with that, but not all of us are on the same page.

      barry, thanks for the hub. I didn't think it was Moore's best movie, and I agree with dohn that he can be over the top and "Roger and Me" was his best. Still, reality in the U.S. right now is so over the top bad that we kinda need over the top critique. It's warranted in my view.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      I always find it amusing that people who have made a hundred million dollars because they live in a Capitalistic society—and who would be living in a dorm room with six other people in Stalingrad if he worked for the commies hoping for a piece of stale bread for dinner—love to blast Capitalism. I don't know if it is a guilt complex or just the best way to get invited to the coolest Hollywood parties.

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      8 years ago from Dallas Texas

      Hi Barry,

      I also enjoy Michael Moore. I especially enjoyed Farenheight 9/11. Looking forward to Capitalisim.

      Warmest regards,


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      Barry Rutherford 

      8 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I saw the movie the other day.

      Although I was very tired I almost fell asleep the script was almost wholely anticipated by me. Neveretheless I believe in the truths that Moore made !

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      Amanda Severn 

      8 years ago from UK

      Barry, I can't wait to see this movie. I love the way your posters' comments all contradict each other, and sometimes themselves, too! Capitalism is a hot topic in America, for sure.

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      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Look forward to this movie

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      8 years ago from Port St. Lucie

      Michael is biting the hand that feeds him. It crashed over here. Americans love capitalism. Of course, not everyone has what it takes to be successful, and, sometimes, the game is rigged. Bailing out corporations is socialism, Barry, not capitalism. They should have been alloswed to go into Bankruptcy 11

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      Barry Rutherford 

      8 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Sounds extreme A.J. then what would you have to complain about ?

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      A.J. Frank 

      8 years ago from Rochester

      (reply to What's News) Yes, we should never have bailed out these corporations. We should have let Citi, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, HSBC and hundreds of other banks and brokerages fail! Then GM, Chrysler and a host of suppliers would be next,

      Who cares if that would have caused the banking system to totally freeze? Who cares if the only people who could buy cars or houses had to have the cash to do so? Who cares that five or six million more people would be unemployed today than there already are.

      Call it Socialism or whatever suits you. I call it the right move at the time. After all, the alternative would be mega-depression (I just coined a new phrase!!).

      Let's get rid of Socialism completely in America! Abolish police and fire, water and electric distribution, Medicare and medicaid too. ALL socialist agencies.

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      What's News 

      8 years ago

      It's funny how Moore is using a Capitalist system to produce and promote this film. Nothing is wrong with Capitalism. The problem is with the way Capitalism is being manipulated to further Socialistic agendas in America today.

      What's going on in America today is by no means Capitalism. We should have never bailed out all these corporations, but it's all about control of a country that's at it's breaking point.

      It's a perfect time to move in on Capitalism and take power away from it. All they have to do is break it which they are doing, demonize it, then force Socialistic policies on our infrastructure and our people then they have it Socialism.

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      Barry Rutherford 

      9 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Socialising corporate America who's heads advocate pure Capitalism for its citizenry not that is hypocracy at it's worst...

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      9 years ago

      If he calls what is going on in America now capitalism, then he is entirely right. But what is going on in America now with the bailouts is not capitalism. In capitalism the banks would have failed. Moore is just another documentary film maker who doesn't know what he is filming. If he would have known what capitalism was then he would have talked about socialism going on in America.

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      9 years ago from Sunny Spain

      I enjoyed his film sicko I found it very enlightening especially the treatment the fireman of 911 recieved in Cuba after the USA had washed their hands of him. I think that I shall like this new film when it comes out

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      Susan Reid 

      9 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      I've never been disappointed by Michael Moore's films, but Bowling for Columbine was (IMHO) the best.

      This one looks typical MM. The formula is now established.

      I find him very funny and the fact that so many people hate him -- without ever watching his films -- makes me laugh.

      Can't hardly wait to see this latest sendup. Somehow, I bet MM gets about as far with AIG as he did with Enron and Charlton Heston. LOL.

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      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      The only movie I've seen of Michael Moore is, "Roger & Me," which is probably his best. I just find him so one-sided. I will however (eventually) take a look at his other works. Thanks, barry.

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      Catherine R 

      9 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Yes - looking forward to it very much. He is a great film maker. I like his 'tell it like it is' style which is quite refreshing.

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      Barry Rutherford 

      9 years ago from Queensland Australia

      me too i am sure it will be there in France !

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      9 years ago from France

      I am looking forwards to see 'Capitalism a Love story', I hope we get it here in France. My favourite Moore's film has been "Bowling for Columbine", the film converted me into a Moore's fan.

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      Barry Rutherford 

      9 years ago from Queensland Australia

      please watch the trailer its funny i think !


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