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Movie Preview: Sicko

Along with the animated rat chefs and dying ladies with stories to tell this Friday, there is Michael Moore and his latest documentary, Sicko, in wide release. The film explores health insurance in the U.S. and how it compares to that of other countries.

Back at Cannes the film got a ton of attention — and a surprising amount of praise. Assuming that critics and audiences alike had tapped out on Michael Moore, it piqued my curiosity when I saw the reviews roll in calling Sicko an indication of a steadier, wiser and more mature Moore. If you haven't seen the intriguing trailer yet, you can check it out if you


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spitfire2 spitfire2 8 years
I have a friend from London who now lives in the Woodlands Texas..and she's a nurse....she told me that Health care here in the US is MUCH MUCH better than in London...her parents still live there and her father had to wait 1 yr and 2 months (in pain and barely able to walk) for knee replacement surgery..then he was shipped out of the hospital after only one nights stay...got a terrible infection, you can't get prescriptions as easy as you can here and after waiting 3 days to see the doctor for the infection, almost lost his leg....
Deba Deba 8 years
Well you guys might get surprised this time, cause this film is more mature and its actually very damn cruel and realistic.
Nouveau-Jackie-O Nouveau-Jackie-O 8 years
I agree. He's made a mockery of true documentary filmaking.
radarkitty radarkitty 8 years
I HATE Michael Moore. I just can't stand him. He is rude and crude and shows not one ounce of maturity. And he is a whole lot of ounces!
Julie2812 Julie2812 8 years
can't wait!
jewelsugar jewelsugar 8 years
An another note, while the US might not be the richest country in terms of GDP, it probably contains the highest percentage of wealth (e.g., there are many very very wealthy families in the US and they are the richest compared to wealthy families in other countries).
jewelsugar jewelsugar 8 years
I actually saw this already - it's very interesting and kept my attention. It definitely didn't feel like a two hour movie to me. Yea, Michael Moore's tactics have some questionable angles, but you gotta give the guy credit for trying to wake up Americans and get us talking about these things. I liked the movie very much.
Zenasty Zenasty 8 years
Hold up i just finished watching the trailer. Geaorge bush thinks it's great she works three jobs. SHE"S NOT WORKING THOSE 3 JOBS FOR FUN YOU IDIOT! IT'S BECAUSE SHE CAN'T AFFORD TO LIVE ON 2!
Zenasty Zenasty 8 years
I can't believe Australias 32 on that list! healthCare in australia was good until Howard came into governement. But healthCare in australia is still pretty good. For example it dosen't cost $2,000 for a nights stay at the hospital.
JLew1982 JLew1982 8 years
This is the first movie I actually WANT to see this summer!
pinkflats pinkflats 8 years
Thanks nikkipez. I was going to guess Japan too, but i would have thought it would be China, a European country and then US...then Japan coming at fourth or fifth.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Michael Moore is on Larry King tomorrow at 9 EDT. CNN just aired a report that confirmed that much (but not all) of what MM says about health care in Cuba is true. Their infant mortality rate is higher than that of the US and their emphasis on preventative medicine limits the length of hospital stays. Cuban citizens do have to bring their own bed linens and towels when hospitalized, but overall, their universal care is working. However, to consider Sicko as a serious documentary would be a big mistake. Moore does manage to get us talking about important issues, though, so I guess he deserves credit for that.
nikkipez nikkipez 8 years
some sites said the order was Lux., Norway, Switzerland...but that was from 2004..
nikkipez nikkipez 8 years
I googled it and the top three richest countries are Luxemberg (spelling?) US and Japan in that order
theman2008 theman2008 8 years
Is it possible to create a video with a "message" and still have it be funny? Apparently it is, as long as you hire the Reno 911 guys to make it. This video is one of four great new videos on DeclareYourself.com featuring two guys who represent "The Man," telling young voters why it's important that they NOT vote in next year's election.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I refuse to give this pulsating sack of fleshy self propagandist any more of my money. He isnt looking for the truth...he is looking for the next story to exploit and eventually profit off of, i dont understand how anyone could take him for a journalist, or even a credible documentary maker.
pinkflats pinkflats 8 years
Just wondering who are the top two? I'm guessing China is one. mwmsjuly12, i love your avi. Is that Erika Bahdu (spell check)?
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 8 years
We're not even in the top 3 of the richest... But I still want to see this movie. I've never missed a Michael Moore documentary.
thehabra thehabra 8 years
Uhmm...The US isn't the worlds richest country.That's one factual error right there....
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