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Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

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An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.

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Capitalism: A Love Story examines the impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans (and by default, the rest of the world). The film moves from Middle America, to the halls of power in Washington, to the global financial epicenter in Manhattan. With both humor and outrage, the film explores the question: What is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism? Families pay the price with their jobs, their homes and their savings. Moore goes into the homes of ordinary people whose lives have been turned upside down; and he goes looking for explanations in Washington, DC and elsewhere. What he finds are the all-too-familiar symptoms of a love affair gone astray: lies, abuse, betrayal...and 14,000 jobs being lost every day. Capitalism: A Love Story also presents what a more hopeful future could look like. Who are we and why do we behave the way that we do? Written by Overture Films

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$231,964 (USA) (25 September 2009)

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$14,359,793 (USA) (11 December 2009)
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Most Important Film Ever Made
14 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

My guess is that most of the people giving this film a low score hasn't seen it and just doesn't like what Michael Moore represents. I encourage them to actually see the film because everyone has a right to know the truth. The truth is this is the most important film ever made because it outlines the route problem of a lot of problems.

I was lucky enough to catch the North American premier last night at the Toronto International Film Festival. Sitting in front of me was a man who seemed to be there out of obligation to his girl friend. Before the film started I heard him comment that he hated Moore, wasn't happy about having to see one of his "propaganda films". After the film when the lights came back on he was quiet and looked as though his world had been shattered. He joined the crowd in a 5 minute standing ovation and I realized this is not just another Michael Moore film.

There were moments in this film when I felt sick as I learnt about the cruel calculated actions of people who I had once believed were the good guys. I watched family's lives be destroyed by a system they had all served. I saw clips of footage so alarming that I should have seen them a dozen times on the news when they first happened. Thanks to the kind of news we now have I had never even heard of most of the examples shown in the film. I promise you that no matter what political party you support there will be at least of few parts of this film where you will see facts that you'll feel you had a right to know about sooner.

That is what makes this film so important, because most of it is about stuff you have never heard about and whether you like the guy delivering the news or not you need to see what the media hasn't been showing you. I can't promise you'll like the film but as a human being you owe it to yourself to watch this film and decide for yourself what you really think about Capitalism.


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