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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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Michael Moore

Writer:

Michael Moore
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Cast

Credited cast:
William Black William Black ... Himself
Jimmy Carter ... Himself (archive footage)
Elijah Cummings Elijah Cummings ... Himself (as Congressman Elijah Cummings)
Baron Hill Baron Hill ... Himself
Marcy Kaptur Marcy Kaptur ... Herself
John McCain ... Himself (archive footage)
Michael Moore ... Himself
Sarah Palin ... Herself (archive footage)
Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)
Franklin D. Roosevelt ... Himself (archive footage) (as Franklin Delano Roosevelt)
Bernie Sanders ... Himself
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Himself (archive footage)
Wallace Shawn ... Himself
Chesley Sullenberger ... Himself (archive footage)
Elizabeth Warren ... Herself
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Storyline

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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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

2 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$231,964, 27 September 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,359,793, 13 December 2009
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Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is Michael Moore's first documentary to be distributed by a non-Weinstein studio since Roger & Me (1989). See more »

Goofs

Moore claims the word capitalism isn't in the US Constitution. This wouldn't be possible anyway since the Constitution was drafted in 1788 and the first recorded English use of capitalism wasn't until 1792. See more »

Quotes

George W. Bush: [speaking at the Manhattan Institute] Capitalism offers people the freedom to choose where they work and what they do.
Lady in Restaurant: [reading the classified ads] There isn't anything in here. I'm not going to be a gentlemen's club hire dancer either.
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Crazy Credits

The foreclosure company has moved out of Flint, leaving only a PO Box and more unemployed workers behind. See more »


Soundtracks

One Set All
Written by Patrick Doyle
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by James Shearman
Courtesy of Patrick Doyle Music administered by Air-Edel Associates Ltd
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A system of taking and giving...Mostly taking
29 August 2011 | by KineticSeoulSee all my reviews

I seen a couple of Micheal Moore movies in the past and although I didn't agree entirely with what those films try to convey. But what those films did was got me thinking and thus I decided to check this movie out. This is a well crafted documentary and a important film that should be watched by many viewers. It's one of those movies that keep you thinking about today's economy and society after it's over. I don't want to get too deep into the issue and even if the viewers agree or disagree or somewhat agree and somewhat don't, it will keep the viewers thinking. And it can even be powerful sometimes. Even if the viewers know a lot about the issue that is going on such as "rich getting richer and poor getting poorer". But the way it covers the issues make it leave more of a impact and will probably want to deeply know more about the issues that this movie covers. I personally thought this movie covers the points really well while covering some powerful issues of greed. Especially how people commit crimes against humanity the legal way.

8.3/10


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