Capitalism: A Love Story

September 23rd 2009
  • Documentary,
  • R,
  • 105 min,
  • Overture Films
  • Cast: Michael Moore
  • Director: Michael Moore
  • Writer: Michael Moore
  • Producers: Anne Moore, Michael Moore
  • Co Producers: Carl Deal, Tia Lessin
  • Executive Producers: Kathleen Glynn, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein
  • D.O.P.s: Daniel Marracino, Jayme Roy
  • Editors: Jessica Brunetto, Alex Meillier, Tanya Ager Meillier, Conor O'Neill, Pablo Proenza, Todd Woody Richman, John W. Walter
  • Music: Jeff Gibbs


On the 20-year anniversary of his groundbreaking masterpiece "Roger & Me," Michael Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story" comes home to the issue he's been examining throughout his career: the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans (and by default, the rest of the world). But this time the culprit is much bigger than General Motors, and the crime scene far wider than Flint, Michigan. From Middle America, to the halls of power in Washington, to the global financial epicenter in Manhattan, Michael Moore will once again take filmgoers into uncharted territory. With both humor and outrage, Michael Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story" explores a taboo question: What is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism? Years ago, that love seemed so innocent.

Today, however, the American dream is looking more like a nightmare as families pay the price with their jobs, their homes and their savings. Moore takes us into the homes of ordinary people whose lives have been turned upside down; and he goes looking for explanations in Washington, DC and elsewhere. What he finds are the all-too-familiar symptoms of a love affair gone astray: lies, abuse, betrayal... and 14,000 jobs being lost every day.

"Capitalism: A Love Story" is both a culmination of Moore's previous works and a look into what a more hopeful future could look like. It is Michael Moore's ultimate quest to answer the question he's posed throughout his illustrious filmmaking career: Who are we and why do we behave the way that we do?

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • MPAA Warning: Some Language
  • Production Companies: Dog Eat Dog Films, Overture Films, Paramount Vantage, Weinstein Company

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Originally announced as a direct follow up to Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) after President Bush was elected to a second term, Moore gradually decided that the film would focus more on corporate America, until the 2008 financial crisis and resulting Wall Street bailout prompted Moore to rework the film again to center on that story.

Michael Moore has stated that no-one who sees the movie should use currency to do so, and instead should either pirate it or barter for tickets, in order to spark the erosion of capitalist standbys.

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 15 October 2009: Singapore
  • 23 October 2009: Austria
  • 30 October 2009: Norway
  • 5 November 2009: Australia
  • 12 November 2009: Germany
  • 20 November 2009: Denmark
  • 25 November 2009: France
  • 26 November 2009: Netherlands
  • 27 November 2009: Finland
  • 5 December 2009: Japan
  • 31 December 2009: Slovenia