Roger & Me

1989 R 1h 30m DVD

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Roger & Me

1989 R 1h 30m DVD
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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.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital Mono
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
  • Michael Moore
  • Roger B. Smith
  • Pat Boone
  • Anita Bryant
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Bob Eubanks
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age 14+

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."

Violence

News footage of crimes in Flint includes a shooting. A woman kills and cleans a rabbit.

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

This is a documentary with an obvious anti-corporate slant.

Consumerism

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 child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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