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"Fahrenheit 9/11"

I took my sons to see Fahrenheit 9/11 last night. Talking with a friend later, I was told that a review on my blog was expected. As I've noted here earlier, I typically don't review movies, because generally speaking, I don't know what I would add to the plethora of movie reviews already out there.

With that said, I do want to say that I found Fahrenheit 9/11 to be typically Michael Moore: partisan, hilarious, angry, and ultimately thought-provoking. In a departure for him, though, perhaps the most effective moments of the film are when he disappears behind the camera, to allow a grief-stricken subject to speak.

Afterwards, my sons and I discussed the film at length. During one sequence, Moore follows Marine Corps recruiters through his hometown of Flint, Michigan. My older son Duncan said that there are recruiters at his high school -- and that in his experience, they focus their time and attention on the kids who aren't doing so well academically, just like the recruiters in the movie.


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