Roger & Me (US)
The story of a rebel and his mike
Running Time: 90 mins
Retail Price: $19.98
Content Type: Movie
"America has an irrepressible new humorist in the tradition of Mark Twain, he is Michael Moore. Roger & Me is rude, rollicking... witty... leaving the audience roaring with laughter."
-Vincent Canby, The New York Times
In 1989, Michael Moore, winner of 2002`s Best Documentary Feature Academy Award and Cannes Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Bowling For Columbine, triumphantly burst upon the American moviemaking scene with Roger & Me, a hilarious, penetrating forerunner of the independent film movement.
Moore doggedly and hilariously tried to do what every working stiff dreams of; talk to the man at the top. His efforts to meet General Motors Chairman Roger Smith and persuade him to visit Flint, Michigan, frame a film that uses humour to devastating effect. Roger & Me champions people over profits and slyly lampoons corporate America as it shows how the Flint folks cope with economic setbacks. As The Village Voice`s J. Hoberman wrote, the result is "gutsy, populist, outraged and outrageous".
Commentary By Michael Moore
Dolby Digital Mono English
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