Roger & Me
In this blistering, satirical documentary, ex-journalist Michael Moore gives a personal account of the tough times in his hometown of Flint, Mich., after the General Motors plant was closed in the mid-1980s. The film revolves around Moore's dogged attempts to gain an interview with Roger Smith, the elusive and well-insulated head of GM and the man responsible for massive layoffs that eliminated more than 30,000 jobs and left the town destitute.
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- Michael Moore
- This movie is
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; Michael Moore commentary; deleted scenes; "Flint 2003" featurette; music clips; outtakes; TV spot; trailer; newspaper articles (Easter egg).
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this documentary addresses the economic downfall of Flint, Michigan, after General Motors laid off 30,000 employees. Bad language and violence are limited, the movie does include footage of crimes and of numerous families being evicted from their homes. People frankly express their economic desperation.
- Sexual Content
- A handful of sexual jokes are made by the host of "The Newlywed Game."
- News footage of crimes in Flint includes a shooting. A woman kills and cleans a rabbit.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- This is a documentary with an obvious anti-corporate slant.
- General Motors is discussed extensively, as is AmWay. The discussion is, of course, primarily critical.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it