Easily the most sober and least grandstanding of Moore's recent work. There were many parts of the film (most of the first half) that could have been on Frontline, they were so serious. At first, I wanted more of the theatrics because I wanted my ten bucks worth. But I guess Moore feels like he needs to be more serious so he can actually try to have an influence on people rather than just preaching to the converted.
Like all Moore movies, you get the sense that you're only hearing part of the story. He doesn't really have time to try to fill in the details too much because that would stray from his world view too much. Granted, for the most part, it is a world view that I share. It is just too bad that he's so damn obnoxious because it really gets in the ways of his talent of distilling complicated topics into clear, incisive, and entertaining diatribes.
This is a call to arms and maybe our country is actually ready to make some changes. Hopefully, this movie has a little more impact on the direction our country takes on the health insurance mess than his last two films had on gun control and the 2004 election.
In the meantime, who's ready to move to France. That place looks awesome!
Directed by Michael Moore
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