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.Written by
Murray Chapman <email@example.com>
Michael Moore mentions this film in "Stupid White Men", saying that he has received many complaints about the rabbit dying, but none about the black man being shot, because society has become such that that is no longer seen as shocking. See more »
I was kind of a strange child. My parents knew early on that something must have been wrong with me. I crawled backwards until I was two... It all began when my mother didn't show up at my first birthday party, 'cause she was off having my sister, and dad tried to cheer me up by letting me eat the whole cake. I knew then, there had to be more to life than this.
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This film cannot be shown within the city of Flint. All the movie theatres have closed. See more »
a good movie with strong points, but not sure how much to believe
I like the movie, and I found it to be very interesting. I did not like so much how Moore felt he had to make the documentary more humorous by making fun of the people he was defending. However, I felt Moore did a good job of showing the devastating effects of General Motors leaving the small town of Flint, Michigan. Although you can't be too certain on how accurate some points in the movie are, the general idea that the town suffered because Roger Smith invested in factories in Mexico with cheap labor was expressed. This documentary laid some valid points down to what was beginning to happen in America with jobs being outsourced. The effects on this small town are so severe, and as this all happened about 15 years ago, it seems much more of America is experiencing their problems. This documentary touched on outsourcing and its effects, which today is still becoming a problem. Overall, it makes a strong impression and is an important movie to watch.
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