There are two types of people in the world. Those who like Michael Moore, and those who think he's the anti-Christ and want him burned at the stake or worse. Capitolism: A Love Story is unlikely to change anyone's opinion on the man, but it may change your opinion on democracy as we know it today. Who's running the show? Government, or the big business suits who lobby them and advise them? The answer may not surprise you, but it will shock you.
Capitolism seems like the climax of all Moore's films thus far. As a body of work, they keep getting funnier and more serious at the same time. Moore has learned to use his own personality, now impossible to mistake or ignore no matter who he's talking to, for maximum comedic impact. At the same time I have never seen him more angry, frustrated, and disappointed. He is still unabashadly liberal, but he spares no one in this movie from blame, except one person who was probably too new on the job to be blamed for anything (yet). He still uses old movie footage and music for laughs (see: the entire opening of the film) and the result is his funniest yet more important movie yet. There's very little here that's up for dispute. Presented for you to judge are the facts, figures, faces and the names.
DVD extras are excellent as usual, including steps that you can use to take the power back. It doesn't matter if you are liberal, conservative, or otherwise: the fat cats keep getting fat while we argue and get distracted.
Educate yourself and your family, and pick up this film. It's time that this love story came to an end.