I’d like to do this in order, but oh well, I don’t feel up to going to check out another Best Picture nominee at the local theater right now. So it’s on to the one nominee for Best Documentary that I’ve seen.
Everyone knows that this movie has problems. Michael Moore (no relation, thank Jebus) makes up numbers, distorts his sources, and ignores whole sides of the question. He also never even tries to answer the question, which he tries to sell as a noble enterprise: I’m just trying to get people thinking, maaaan! It’s not noble, it’s a cop-out. Next time, tell us what you think in plain English, Mike, or just stay home.
Oddly enough, it wasn’t Moore’s stupidity that pissed me off the most in the end. It was the stupidity of the Canadian lady that doesn’t lock her doors, even after she’d been through one break-in. “It was just stuff, eh?” Lady, this time it was stuff, next time it could be you! Or more important stuff! Lock your damn door, you nit! Somehow Moore managed to find someone even dumber than he to interview, and I wonder if that was intentional, and if so, how long did it take?
Of course this movie will win the award, it’s just the sort of sneering, America-loathing liberal claptrap that the Academy loves.
This review brought to you by a former fan of Michael Moore. I really enjoyed Roger and Me at the time, and I found that show he did before The Awful Truth amusing at times.