Capitalism: A Love Story is a 2009 American documentary film directed, written by and starring Michael Moore. The film centers on the late-2000s financial crisis and the recovery stimulus, while putting forward an indictment of the current economic order in the United States and capitalism in general.
Topics covered include Wall Street’s „casino mentality”, for-profit prisons, Goldman Sachs’ influence in Washington, D.C., the poverty-level wages of many workers, the large wave of home foreclosures, corporate-owned life insurance, and the consequences of „runaway greed”.
The film also features a religious component where Moore examines whether or not capitalism is a sin and if Jesus would be a capitalist, in order to shine light on the ideological contradictions among evangelical conservatives who support free market ideals.
Directed by Michael Moore
Produced by Anne Moore
Written by Michael Moore
Music by Jeff Gibbs
Cinematography – Daniel Marracino
Editing by Jessica Brunetto
T. Woody Richman
Studio – The Weinstein Company
Dog Eat Dog Films
Distributed by Overture Films (US)
Paramount Vantage (international)
Release dates: September 6, 2009 (VIFF) October 2, 2009 (United States)
Budget: $20 million
Box office: $17,436,509