Capitalism: A Love Story

Synopsis: 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?
Director(s): Michael Moore
Production: Overture Films
  4 wins & 12 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.4
Metacritic:
61
Rotten Tomatoes:
75%
R
Year:
2009
127 min
$14,342,792
Website
588 Views

- Sheriff's office.

- Robert:
Yeah, we know.

- Okay, y'all have to come out, please.

- Robert:
All right.

Woman:
We cannot act like this--

this is just something that's okay.

And so this is new.

They've never come out

and boarded up our house

after they've evicted the person

and threw their furniture

in the dumpster.

So they're letting us know

that they are stepping it up,

boarding up somebody's house.

This has been my family home.

This is my parents' house.

l've lived here for 41 years.

This is the only home

l've ever really lived in.

This is the only-- this will always

be home to me, no matter what.

- l'm a carpenter.

- Woman:
There you go.

Man #1 :
Sandra, they're leaving.

Let them leave.

- Man #2:
l'm a carpenter. So what?

- That's all l am.

- Well, people pay their bills.

- This could happen to you.

Carpenter:
That's right.

So why do you think l'm doing it?

l don't have to be happy about this,

but that's what l do.

Sandra:
That's all l'm saying is that

maybe you can make another choice.

- That's all we're saying.

- That's no reason for...

Sandra:

You're a working-class person.

...people here to get upset

and almost get themselves hurt.

We ain't gonna get hurt.

Are you threatening us?

Y'all gonna get on out of here.

You might end up even getting hurt.

Talking about us getting hurt,

you might get hurt.

Man:
There's gonna be

some kind of a rebellion

between the people

that have nothing

and the people that's got it all.

l don't understand.

There's no in-between no more.

There's the people that's got it all

and the people that have nothing.

We gotta get this stuff

out of the house and packed up

and be out of here

in about 30 days

even though we don't

have a place to go.

Oh.

Woman:

We designed this house.

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Michael Moore

Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American documentary filmmaker, activist, and author.One of his first films, Bowling for Columbine, examined the causes of the Columbine High School massacre and overall gun culture of the United States. For the film, Moore won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. He also directed and produced Fahrenheit 9/11, a critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush and the War on Terror, which became the highest-grossing documentary at the American box office of all time and winner of a Palme d'Or. His next documentary, Sicko, which examines health care in the United States, also became one of the top ten highest-grossing documentaries. In September 2008, he released his first free movie on the Internet, Slacker Uprising, which documented his personal quest to encourage more Americans to vote in presidential elections. He has also written and starred in the TV shows TV Nation, a satirical newsmagazine television series, and The Awful Truth, a satirical show. Moore's written and cinematic works criticize topics such as globalization, large corporations, assault weapon ownership, U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump, the Iraq War, the American health care system, and capitalism overall. In 2005, Time magazine named Moore one of the world's 100 most influential people. more…

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