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Michael Moore Hates America (2004)

R  |   |  Documentary  |  12 September 2004 (USA)
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Michael Wilson, like the subject of his film, is trying to get an interview with a multi-millionaire; however, in this case, that millionaire is Michael Moore himself.

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Michael Moore Hates America is a documentary that forces audiences to rethink the genre. It challenges conventional wisdom and takes on the top documentary filmmaker of all time. Join Mike Wilson as he travels from coast to coast in search of the American Dream, and chases down Michael Moore in an effort to figure out why the two have such different visions of America. Written by MMHA Productions

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Director Michael Wilson has stated that the film's title "is not a thesis". Instead, it's meant to be a satirical comment on what he calls "the shrillness that has engulfed the American conversation". Wilson singled out Michael Moore, Al Franken, and Ann Coulter as culprits. See more »

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Michael Wilson: Hi, Mike, I'm Mike Wilson, I'm one of the "wackos". I'm directing a movie, I believe you called it "Orwellian-style venom", called "Michael Moore Hates America".
Michael Moore: Wait a minute, what's the name of the film?
Michael Wilson: Michael Moore hates America.
Michael Moore: I wouldn't go see that film.
Michael Wilson: Will you give me 45 minutes of your time to do the sit-down interview...
Michael Moore: After you just said "Michael Moore hates"... that's a mean thing, you slandered me just then!
Michael Moore: Michael Moore hates America? Everything I do is because I love ...
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A bit meandering but ultimately worthwhile
18 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen three or four Michael Moore films. While I often hear people deride Moore, I can't deny his importance as a documentarian--he literally changed the face of documentary film-making, for good or ill. For example, "Super Size Me" or "Bigger, Stronger, Faster" would not have existed without Moore first. Having said that, there is much to criticize about Moore. I think only the most hardened partisan wouldn't realize that he plays fast and loose with the truth. This film exposes some of the problems with Moore's films. Should that disqualify Moore? No. But it should serve as a warning to all people that when they view a documentary they should be on their guard. All documentaries, no matter how objective they appear on the surface, have been manipulated. I will agree that there are levels of truthfulness, but no one can ever achieve complete objectivity, and you're naive if you think a documentary can be a window on the world. At least Moore doesn't hide that he has a perspective. (And I must tell you that I'm a conservative, so I don't generally care for his perspective.) As a final note, I think the title of this film is horrible: it's almost false advertising because Wilson's documentary is much milder. The title prepares you for a conservative hatchet job. I would have advised Wilson to come up with something different. ("Bowling for Michael"? I don't know.)


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