The film presents Moore in the role of a “US Invader” whose mission is to steal ideas from different countries like Italy, Tunisia, Norway, Germany and France among others, where different policies really work to improve the well-being of the population. These include healthy gourmet meals in French public schools, a mind-blowing penitentiary system in Norway where inmates enjoy a superb lifestyle and even access to knives to cook in the kitchen, and longer paid holidays, maternity leave and 2-hour lunch breaks in Italy, all of which increased happiness and productivity among citizens.
To Moore‘s surprise, all of these impressive solutions already exist, and most were actually part of the original so-called “American Dream”.
Every time award-winning director Michael Moore releases a new film, viewers are up for a mind-blowing reality check, with incredible facts that make everyone wonder why such simple things remain unavailable, or are poorly conceived, in developed countries like the US.
Moore is thoroughly engaging, and with some crude irony presents us with real global problems. He combines a fast-paced narrative style and humour in order to keep his viewing audience glued to their screens (and perhaps even face-palm themselves after realising how easy it could be to change global quality of life and put an end to abuse).
This is a solid, must-see release. The discoveries and potential solutions to improving society are just as applicable to countries outside the United States, such as our dear Australia.