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The Misspent Life

The important question is, is it entertainment or is it a documentary? There would not be an issue if Mr. Moore's film were not being called a documentary and being hailed as a brave example of speaking Truth to Power. The reason so many people are Mr. Literal on this matter is that one must critique something literally when it is pretending to be truth.

There is nothing wrong with people saying that it is a fun movie that plays with the facts, it is not fine when they then say that it is a documentary and expound on the serious issues it raises. It cannot be both at the same time.

Outer Life

Calling a movie a "documentary" means as much to me as introducing a movie with the words "based on a true story."

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