Michael Moore in Trumpland “doesn’t shock or enrage,” writes N.Y. Times critic Neil Genzlinger. “[For] Mr. Moore has basically made an earnest but not very entertaining pro-Clinton campaign film, occasionally funny [and] momentarily heartfelt when he takes up the subject of universal health care and the lives lost for lack of it.
“Moore’s [stage] performance in Wilmington, Ohio was filmed just as the 2005 tape that captured Mr. Trump talking about groping women was hitting the news; Mr. Moore’s stage material contains no mention of that controversy, which has since consumed the presidential campaign. So at this juncture his film is, if nothing else, a stark contrast to all that has transpired in the last couple of weeks. It’s surprising to hear someone extolling a candidate’s virtues rather than just harping on what’s wrong with the opponent — it’s surprising to hear, in other words, why we should elect someone rather than why we shouldn’t.”
Michael Moore in Trumpland opened today (Wednesday, 10.19) with exclusive runs at New York’s IFC Center and Encino’s Laemmle Town Center 5. Way the fuck out there? What about the West L.A. Landmark plex? I’ll be catching it at a Beverly Hills agency screening tomorrow morning.