I’ve loved / really gotten into all of Michael Moore’s movies. Since our current culture makes no sense, he has my permission to be as outrageous as he likes.
This new movie – casting light from several different directions on our health care system – is his most amazing, most human, least ironic to date. Would you believe gentle, tender and producing both laughter and tears at several points? I wouldn’t have either, until late on Friday evening when the movie was over.
London, Paris, Canada, Cuba. You’ll learn a lot about how these countries do health care. And you’ll learn how far down on the global scale we are in terms of cost, level of care, medical choices, length of life. All these facts are presented in illuminating ways, with little talk by Michael, and much talk by ordinary people in these various countries. They, by the way, are astonished to learn what bad shape we’re in.
Since you know you have to see it to be a well-informed citizen, just go now. I’m betting you, like me, are probably going to go again. There is that much information presented in so many different ways, and with so much good thinking and great heart – it’s definitely worth another look.
And then – we need to figure out what we’re each going to do about it.
In the meantime, just enjoy this entertaining and well-made film.