Mike's Second Largest Opening Ever! Don't Miss 'Capitalism' this Weekend
It's your friendly webmaster from MichaelMoore.com here to remind you THIS is THE weekend to go see the movie so much of America is talking about: "Capitalism: A Love Story." As you know, documentaries do not last long in theaters so don't put off going to what many critics have called Mike's "Best film yet!"
Did you happen to read this in the Huffington Post:
"Michael Moore has made the most important and urgent political film of our time. In fact, he might have made the most American of films since the populist cinema of Frank Capra." (Read the rest of this excellent piece, "Michael Moore's Grapes of Wrath," by clicking here.)
Or this from the Los Angeles Times:
"It is Moore at his most passionate, most personal and most political, and that is something not to be missed."
Or this from the Minneapolis Star Tribune:
"'Capitalism' is a Molotov cocktail thrown straight at the heart of the New York Stock Exchange. The impact is spectacular."
And finally this gem from MacLeans the "Time magazine" of Canada:
"... Moore is at the top of his game. 'Capitalism: A Love Story' may be the best film of his career."
But here's what's crazy: Some conservatives are also saying they love the film and are telling people to go see it: E.D. Hill from Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Post. Even Jim Pinkerton, White House staffer under both Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush said, "I've got to tell you, on this particular issue, I'm with Michael Moore." This is amazing. Plus, having the mainstream support of people who speak to middle America, like Jay Leno and Merle Haggard -- this has truly become a movie that has reached its hand out and said "please come in, I think you might appreciate knowing some of the things I'm going to show you." If there was ever a time to take your Republican brother-in-law to a Michael Moore film, this would be it!
Last week, Mike had one of his best openings ever -- second only to the once-in-a-lifetime "Fahrenheit 9/11." It tied for 6th in the national box office (with Drew Barrymore's "Whip It," which was on nearly twice as many screens!) and had the #4 per-screen average. "Capitalism" earned more than Mike's last film, "Sicko," did on its opening weekend and is on track to be one of the top 5 grossing documentaries of all time (which will give Mike 4 of the top 7 all-time docs!). And "Capitalism" remains the highest grossing per-screen average for any film in limited release in 2009. And it's a documentary! This never -- very rarely -- happens.
I can tell you that Mike is probably more proud of this film than anything he's done since "Roger & Me." That's because "Capitalism: A Love Story" is what I would call the pinnacle of his life's work -- this is his manifesto.
And it's damn funny! Or, rather, it's damning and it's funny. You will be transported watching this amazing movie -- no one has ever made anything like it. If you want a great time at the movies this weekend, go see "Capitalism." You will NOT be disappointed!
Click here to find where it's playing near you. It's rated "R," like most of Mike's films (why? why? why?), but that didn't stop him from seeing "Woodstock" or "M*A*S*H" when he was a teenager -- and it shouldn't stop you under-17-year-olds from seeing "Capitalism: A Love Story!" You know what to do.
And you can stay in touch with Mike on Twitter at Twitter.com/MMFlint.
That's it for now. Grab some friends and go see this great flick -- it won't be around forever! They gotta make room for "Saw VI!"