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The director’s Sicko (2007) explored the problems with the American healthcare system and looked abroad to see how differently other countries took care of their people. This documentary continues in the same way, with Michael Moore leading a military-style charge toward Europe and North Africa, “invading” countries like Norway, Tunisia, Germany, France and Italy. Instead of grabbing their oil or something, the director/activist is looking to “steal” their best ideas, hoping to show U.S. audiences how it is possible to run schools, prisons and workplaces in radically different ways that citizens and society on the whole benefit from. No surprises here for those who know Moore and the general debate surrounding the differences between Europe and America, but still entertaining.
2015-U.S. 120 min. Color. Written and directed by Michael Moore.