From Michael Moore's hometown of Flint, MI, to the movie-making capital of the United States, director Mike Wilson's inflammatory documentary travels across the country to hold the controversial Sicko director's allegedly questionable tactics up to the light for closer examination. Wilson is a filmmaker who wants viewers to question what they see and hear in the media, and he's willing to travel thousands of miles in order to highlight why you too should remain skeptical about Moore's motivations as a filmmaker. The result is a meditation on the American dream, and the manner in which diligence and determination can eventually pay off for the folks who aren't willing to let their dreams fade. Additionally, by speaking with such well-known media figures as Penn Jilette and John Stossel as well as a host of highly respected scholars, Wilson highlights how Moore manipulates interviews and statistics to serve his own personal agenda. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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This is actually a nice honest look at Michael Moore. The only thing aggressive about Mike Wilson's doc, is the title. He just puts a lot of facts out there about Moore's tactics, and talks to people on both sides of the Moore debate: those that hate him as well as those that love him. It is very similar to the Canadian doc that I just watched "Manufacturing Dissent" in which the filmmakers set out to just try and get an interview with Moore. Mike does the same thing (and I'm pretty sure he did it first) but he is far more likeable, objective, and interesting to watch than the Canadian doc.
This movie, like every one of Moore's films, has an agenda. It does exactly what Moore's films do. It takes a bunch of footage and edits it together to tell the story the storyteller wishes to be 100% truth. I wish people would realize this whenever they watch any "documentary" and understand that footage, statistics, even people's words can be made to say just about anything the filmmaker wants. Please don't mistake this post as a defense of Michael Moore (I personally can't stand the guy), I just want to point out the fact that people are way too quick to believe anything they see as long as they are either completely uninformed about the subject discussed or are already drinking the "kool aide". This goes for the right and the left.