Michael Moore is working at the top of his game. What price does the US pay for its love of capitalism? Years ago, that love seemed so innocent. Capitalism meant productivity and security. Now, as financial institutions run amok and families lose their savings, the American dream is looking more like a nightmare. Moore takes us into the lives of ordinary people whose worlds have been turned upside down by the economy, and goes looking for explanations in Washington, D.C., Wall Street and elsewhere.
In 2009, it's no exaggeration to describe Michael Moore as the world's most popular and controversial documentary filmmaker. Moore made his breakthrough with ROGER & ME (1989), a film which attacked General Motors with a combination of humour, seriousness and creative reconstructions of reality. Moore then worked in TV for many years before making a big splash with BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE (2002), a film which sparked widespread discussion about fairness and facts in a documentary context. With FAHRENHEIT 9/11 (2004) and SICKO (2007) he established himself as one of the most outspoken critics of George W. Bush, yet he could not prevent W from being reelected.
With CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY Moore is back with another critical and political documentary about American society.