Capitalism: A Love Story

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Twenty years after his influential debut, Roger & Me, Michael Moore returns to his roots by pulling back the curtain on capitalism to reveal the insidious role it has played in the destruction of the American dream for many people. Back in 1989, auto workers in Flint, MI, were lamenting layoffs and wondering how they would support their families without jobs to pay the bills, or benefits to ensure their health. Flash forward two decades, when cities all across the country are feeling the same pressures that Flint residents were back when GM left them high and dry. With an average of 14,000 U.S. jobs lost every day and taxpayer money constantly being pumped into failing financial institutions, the question must be asked: how long can this go on before the entire system collapses? Is there really any hope for Americans who are losing their homes to foreclosure and seeing their savings get wiped out at an unprecedented rate? In order to seek out an answer to this question and many more, Moore takes a trip to our nation's capitol, engaging average Americans in conversations about the prospect of repairing America's failing, debt-ridden economy along the way. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Product Details

Release Date
3/9/10 
Studio
Lionsgate
MPAA Rating
R -- Restricted
Length
127
Sound
  • Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
Region
  • USA & territories, Canada
Subtitles
  • English
  • Spanish
Video Features
  • Exclusive Bonus Material Written and Directed by Michael Moore
  • Sorry, House-Flippers and Banks- You're Toast in Flint, MI
  • Congressman Cummings Dares to Speak the Unspeakable
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma? It's Capitalism
  • The Rich Don't Go to Heaven (There's a Special Place Reserved for Them!)
  • How to Run the Place Where You Work
  • Commie Taxi Drivers - "You Talkin' To Me?" - in Wisconsin
  • What If, Just If, We Had Listened to Jimmy Carter in 1979?
  • The Socialist Bank of - North Dakota?
  • The Banks Kick Them Out, Max Kicks Them Back In
  • NY Times Pulitzer Prize Winner Chris Hedges on the Killing Machine Known as Capitalism
Number of Discs
1

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