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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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Credited cast:
William Black ...
Himself (archive footage)
Elijah Cummings ...
Himself (as Congressman Elijah Cummings)
Baron Hill ...
Marcy Kaptur ...
Himself (archive footage)
Herself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage) (as Franklin Delano Roosevelt)
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 October 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The New Movie  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$14,359,793 (USA) (11 December 2009)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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. See more »


The film depicts a boarded-up house in Bellington, WA; there is no such city in Washington state. It likely meant to say Bellingham, WA. See more »


Baron Hill: I've got Michael Moore with me. You know who Michael Moore is, don't you? The film director. He's filming me right now.
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Crazy Credits

Eight months after taking back their own home, the bank gave up trying to evict the Trody family of Miami. They are still in their home. See more »


References Bedtime for Bonzo (1951) See more »


Vertigo Prelude
Written by Bernard Herrmann
Performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
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The theater was completely silent
2 October 2009 | by (Las Vegas) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie last night at a free screening. The theater was packed and after the movie started you could not hear a sound from the audience for the rest of the two hours besides two or three times when applause errupted.

You could feel that everybody in the audience really got the message.

I only hope that Michael's parting words will come true and everybody will join his fight. As long as we are being led like pigs to the slaughter nothing will change. We have to stand up against the insurance companies, the exploiting employers, the greedy merchants, the predatory lenders. If we all say no, things will change.

I will not be punished again for pre-existent conditions, car accidents caused by somebody else, retributions because somebody stole my wallet and I was punished. I will not fall buy trash anymore which breaks in a short time and cannot be repaired. I will not be talked into buying useless gimmicks which change every few months. etc.etc.

Thank you Michael Moore, without you, I would have lost hope a long time ago.

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