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    Unique ID Code: 0000052486
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    Added on: 21/8/2003 13:50
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    Roger & Me (US)

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    The story of a rebel and his mike
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 90 mins
    Retail Price: $19.98
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    "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".

    Special Features:
    Commentary By Michael Moore
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Standard 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Mono English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Michael Moore

    Written By:

    Michael Moore

    Soundtrack By:
    Buddy Kaye

    Director of Photography:
    Bruce Schermer
    Kevin Rafferty
    John Prusak
    Chris Beaver

    Wendey Stanzler
    Jennifer Beman

    Wendey Stanzler
    Michael Moore

    Warner Bros

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    7 / 10
    Roger & Me was Michael Moore`s first film. It looks at the plight of his hometown of Flint in Michigan, USA where corporation General Motors has shut down its factory making many people redundant.

    The picture quality is reasonable considering this is a documentary. The sound is also reasonable.

    There are only two extras on this disc. A trailer for the film with Michael Moore talking about the praise the film has received. Better then the average trailer but not something you`ll look at again. There is also a commentary from the man himself. This was recorded a few months ago shortly after his oscar win for Bowling For Columbine and his infamous speech. Moore offers lots of insight into this film. It means a lot to him personally since it is his home town and since this was made, we learn things have gotten much worse there.

    Overall, a very good documentary which, as Moore himself says, is just as relevant today as it was back then.
    posted by dvd_man on 26/8/2003 21:02