A documentary about the closure of General Motors’ plant at Flint, Michigan, which resulted in the loss of 30,000 jobs. Details the attempts of filmmaker Michael Moore to get an interview with GM CEO Roger Smith. —IMDb
Author, filmmaker, and political activist Michael Moore has developed a trademark style of tackling major issues with a sharp sense of humor while maintaining a regular-guy attitude, an approach that has helped him secure a reputation as both a razor-sharp humorist and one of America’s most fearless political commentators. Michael Moore was born in 1954 in Davison, MI, a suburb of Flint, then home to one of General Motors’ biggest manufacturing plants, where Moore’s father and grandfather both worked. Born to an Irish-Catholic family, Moore attended parochial school until he was 14, when he transferred to Davison High School. Moore soon developed an interest in student politics as well as larger issues; he won a merit badge as an Eagle Scout by creating a slide show exposing environmentally unfriendly businesses in Flint, and in 1972, when 18-year-olds were granted the right to vote, he ran for a seat on the Flint school board, soon becoming one of the youngest people in the United… read more
i'll never understand this guy, his films have two completely different sides. I like the way he exposes the facts, but i hate the methods to construct a narrative. In this film is obvious that Moore talked previously with Roger Smith, otherwise he had never done the movie the way it's made. There is a huge lack of ethics in Moore's films and he takes advantage of it to shock the viewer.
El estilo documental de Michael Moore, muy de estilo participativo y caustico, se ve muy bien realizado en un documental donde habla de sí mismo, de su familia, de su comunidad, todo con el fin de mostrar la verdadera cara de las compañías americanas, que no se preocupan por el aspecto humano de su fuerza laboral, el mismo vocero de GM lo dijo.
Las ★★★★ son por influyente. Por lo demás muy previsible: el típico rollo Moore antes de que supieses quien era Moore. Impagable: los toques 80eros ... Lo indignante: lo que nos cuenta pasó hace ya 30 años, sigue a pasar y ¿hemos hecho algo en contra de ello? Esto es una bofetada (y hemos tenido tiempo) a nuestras conciencias.