Tuesday, June the 19th, 2007

If you’re American, I’m going to insist that you take a couple of hours from your busy life and see Michael Moore’s brilliantly-realised new documentary, Sicko.

And then pack your bags for France.


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  1. Michelle says:

    Can I go to Scotland instead?

    (Not that I need to see anything by Michael Moore to so encourage me.)

  2. pundit says:

    Of course!

    One of the main reasons I think I’m so in favour of heading out to England is its proximity to Scotland. And on that note, regarding your earlier plans of being a stowaway, I’d suggest you start packing your bags. Or is that packing yourself in a bag?

    (I haven’t seen anything by Michael Moore prior to this, but I’ve read a book of his, which was sort of OK. I got into this movie expecting nothing great from it, but it was surprisingly well-done and rather moving.)

  3. Michelle says:

    I’ve not seen anything by Michael Moore, although my mom saw the last one of his about George Bush or 9/11, the name of it escapes me at the moment, but she really enjoyed it.

    When do you leave? What have you planned for Scotland, anything in particular?

  4. anita says:

    i’ve been eagerly awaiting this movie…loved both “fahrenheit 9/11” and “bowling for columbine”. i think i saw “roger & me” as well, but that was a long time ago and i don’t really remember it too well. anyway, i know some people find him annoying, but i really like him. even more so after his oscar speech.

  5. pundit says:

    Michelle: I intend on leaving really-late this year or really-early the next. The operative word being intend.

    I have nothing in particular planned out for any place. But I am stoked by the idea of using England as a base to gallivant around Europe.

  6. pundit says:

    anita: I haven’t made the opportunity to see the other movies, but I probably will now that you’ve made me curious. A book of his I’d read a long time ago, I think it was called “Downsize This,” was not bad, but tended to be a little whiney at times in the social message it was trying to get across. “Sicko,” on the other hand, was absolutely brilliant!

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