After exploring the predominance of violence in American culture in Bowling for Columbine and taking a critical look at the September 11th attacks in Fahrenheit 9/11, activist filmmaker Michael Moore turns his attentions toward the topic of health care in the United States in this documentary that weighs the plight of the uninsured (and the insured who must deal with abuse from insurance companies) against the record-breaking profits of the pharmaceutical industry. Moore interviews a number of people who have been left broke by medical bills even though they were fully insured, and explains how the corporate drive for profits has left numerous people in financial and medical disarray. After hearing that detainees in Guantanamo have access to free health care, Moore assembles a group of World Trade Center rescue workers to travel to Cuba in order to get the medical help they need for ailments they incurred in 2001. Moore's film debuted at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Documentary
- Run Time: 123min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 06/22/2007
- DVD Release Date: 11/06/2007
- Distributor(s): Weinstein Company
- Themes: Fighting the System
- Tone: Confrontational,Cynical,Humorous,Irreverent,Wry
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- Country of Origin: USA (06-29-2007)
- Language: English