Fahrenheit 9/11

Fahrenheit 9/11I am really looking forward to watching Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" in theatres. I have become so particular with the movies I'll pay to see, very few make the cut. The last three movies to join this exclusive club where the two Kill Bills and now this.

I just read Geoff Pevere's review from today's Toronto Star and "Fahrenheit 9/11" sounds as good as I had hoped.

Unlike Bowling For Columbine, which editorially often seemed something less than the sum of its sketch-comedy parts, Fahrenheit 9/11 makes its case carefully and clearly: The Bush family is politically compromised because of its oil interests, the current war in Iraq is the result of that compromise, and Sept. 11 provided the excuse to secure and protect those interests.

It may not be an argument one agrees with, and it may be unbalanced and propagandistic, but it is both convincingly argued and sincerely motivated. You don't doubt for a minute the movie was made by somebody who believes deeply what he's saying.

And he brings it home. Fahrenheit may begin in the rarefied atmospheres of politics and economics where the Houses of Saud and Bush meet and profitably commingle, and it may work its way down through the White House and Congress (where one representative admits that nobody ever reads new laws - like the Patriot Act - before they're passed) to cops, border patrols, secret service agents and Marine recruiting reps (who cruise the poor side of town for potential enlistees), but he winds up right on the doorstep of average Americans.

Does anybody want to babysit a very cute two year old this Sunday? I have a movie to watch.


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