Capitalism: A Love Story

Movie review by James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Docu on corporate misdeeds names names, makes mistakes.

R 2009 105 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 10+

education against corporate greed

Great family values movie with my kids ages 10 and up. It took a hard look at corrupt banking practices. Of course, it is painful to acknowledge so much greed, but the movie was spliced together with so much creative and comic relief, that artistically, it was pleasant to watch. The positive role models were many: airline pilots, active union workers, a few good politicians, businesses like Alvardo St. bakery and Isthmus Engineering who run democratic businesses, 3 Catholic priests and a bishop, Pres. Roosevelt and Carter, etc. Although there was dismay, there was also hope. In one example, Bank of America took 25 billion in tax payer money from the bailout, and then refused to pay laid-off workers their last earned check. Fortunately, enough media attention corrected this injustice. There were a few swear words, but the overall tone of the movie was more wholesome than most PG movies, despite its R rating. A swear word by an elderly disabled mid-westerner who was almost in tears at losing his family farm seems in context with the tragedy. It had no violence, sexism, racism, nor any intense scenes. I didn't notice anything sexual or promoting alcohol besides clips from some campy 1950s luxury advertisements, shown in jest. There are positive interviews with the priests and bishop and clips of laid-off workers taking communion wafers and making the sign of the cross.

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age 2+

this is true

this is the truth i dont care if its graphic u should stop lieing to ur kids and show them this if u cant muster up the courage to tell them how bad it is urself

This title has:

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