U.N. ME Add To My Top 10
Using Michael Moore’s Style To Expose the Left
Release Date: June 01, 2012
Audience: Older children to adults
Runtime: 90 minutes
Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Executive Producer: None
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Filmmaker Ami Horowitz co-writes and co-directs with Matthew Groff. Ami also narrates the movie. The documentary is about his quest to expose the many failings of the U.N., such as its failure to stop massacres in Bosnia and Rwanda, its ordering its peacekeeping forces to party rather than help others, its inability to stop nuclear proliferation, and finally its hopelessness in fighting terrorism. Bureaucrats appear to occupy and complicate every level of decision making. Furthermore, although the United States is often the brunt of criticism from the United Nations, the United States spends billions on the U.N. each year.
These are all points that should and must be made. Groff and Horowitz are to be commended for bringing them out in the open. While a documentary will generally hurt the chance for interested audiences to see a movie, U.N. ME’s ample use of clever humor and its clearly defined points should hold an appeal for many moviegoers. Caution is advised for younger children regarding some of the content and references, including references to rape and violent newsreel footage.
U.N. ME has an ingenious humorous approach that finally finds a conservative filmmaker having the ability to match the humorous tactics of left-wing propagandist Michael Moore. U.N. ME’s ample use of clever humor and its clearly defined points should hold an appeal for many moviegoers. The filmmakers are to be commended for bringing out these issues. Caution is advised for children, however, regarding some of the content and references to immorality, including references to violent newsreel footage. U.N. ME is an excellent exposé of international politics.