Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore is back with 'Where to Invade Next', a provocative and hilarious comedy in which Moore will stop at nothing to figure out how to actually make America great again. Just in time for election season, America's favourite political provocateur. Michael Moore, is back with his new film, 'Where to Invade Next'. Honoured by festivals and critics groups alike, 'Where to Invade Next' is an expansive, hilarious, and subversive comedy in which the Academy Award-winning director confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds solutions in the most unlikely places. The creator of 'Fahrenheit 9/11' and 'Bowling for Columbine' has returned with an epic movie that's unlike anything he has done before - an eye-opening call to arms to capture the American Dream and restore it in, of all places, America.
Another Michael Moore Classic
- Where to Invade Next review by MD
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Michael Moore may not be to everyone's taste, but I have always thought his films well worth watching, and this one is no different. He is getting on a bit now, and at times he can be very irritating, yet there is so much good stuff in this film that you can easily put aside any minor gripes.
Essentially the film looks at all the best things about society in Europe, and compares them to all the worst things about society in America, so clearly there is a strong bias in the presentation, but so much of what he reveals about both Europe and the USA is truly eye-opening and enlightening. Britain gets not a single mention, which is good because it allows you to cast a critical eye on our own society; perhaps unsurprisingly, I felt we came out 50/50, not as good as the best Europe has to offer, but certainly nowhere near as bad as the USA either.
The editing is brilliant, juxtaposing startlingly contrasting images to make his point, and the languid humour is still there in abundance, if a bit more forced than previously. It can feel a touch laboured towards the end, yet in many ways this is also the most important part as here he does a good job of showing the growing influence and importance of women in shaping the world, how Europe is leading the way in turning back thousands of years of male domination to create fairer, more humane societies.
Just like "Bowling for Columbine", I think this is an important film at a critical time, and I would definitely recommend it if you have any interest at all in knowing more about the world we live in. If nothing else, you'll be absolutely amazed by the Finns speaking English!