Capitalism: A Love Story is a 2009 documentary film directed by Michael Moore. The film centers on the financial crisis of 2007–2009 and the recovery stimulus, while putting forward an indictment of the current economic order in the United States and capitalism in general. Topics covered include everything from Wall Street's "casino mentality", for-profit prisons, Goldman Sachs' influence in Washington, DC, the poverty-level of many airline pilots, the large wave of home foreclosures, and the consequences of "runaway greed." The film will be widely released to the public in the United States on October 2, 2009.
Whether you love or hate Michael Moore and his movies, we'll probably agree on two things: His movies ARE provocative, and they're at least a little one-sided. Despite the latter criticism, I have enjoyed his latest offerings, and you may count me as a newbie since I have only seen his latest two overall: Sicko, and now, Capitalism: A Love Story. Just like in Sicko, Moore uses humor and selected information … more
Humorous, enlightening and thought provoking. Looking at Capitalism from different angles through Hollywood lenses. It details the tax cuts introduced in the Reagan Era to the extent that the rich get richer. Corporations and Wall Street then ruled the country from then on. Productivity increased and the goal of corporations is for short term profits. The stock markets skyrocketed for 2 decades and CEOs were paid huge bonuses. The motorcar industry and the bankruptcy of … more
Capitalism: A Love Story is nothing short of a battle cry, and quite frankly, at this day and age that's about the only thing such a documentary can be. Had it been a documentary exclusively about the rich getting richer than it would be a wasted effort. Stories of greed and draconian executives have been so often repeated that these days it's doubtful whether or not they will elicit a response from the public. Moore knows this, and so he devotes about half of his documentary to those folks who … more