I saw this movie this evening. It is everything that we have come to expect from Michael Moore. It has all the stagecraft, and the showmanship. It makes absolutely no bones about its viewpoint, and has absolutely no pretension of "balance" and why should it. It is an old fashioned polemic - and it is not only well done, it is very necessary. And while it is about health care, it is also about what America has become. How since the right took control, and shifted power away from the citizens to benefit the corporations, the soul of America got lost. How the government of France is afraid of its citizens - and will do their laundry if necessary - while Americans are now afraid of their government. How loading kids with debt, and making people fearful of losing their jobs, because they will lose the insurance coverage, the US now has a docile workforce, but higher rates of infant mortality than most third world countries. How Americans now have a shorter life expectancy than those countries which chose "socialized medicine" - which is about all of them, as it happens.
And Canadians need to see this film, not to feel smug, but to be warned. Because these same corporations operate here and intend to see that we go the same way.