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Brother, Can You Spare a Dollar

Brother, Can You Spare a Dollar (2012)

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As the title suggests, Brother, Can You Spare a Dollar explores the socioeconomic realities of the Great Depression era and compares it to our current recession-ridden society. Through contemporary interviews and archival materials the film recreates the 1930's - a period when most people had low expectations regarding material comforts, but high expectations in terms of personal responsibility and community. We travel across the decades to site the growing influence of consumerism, technology,

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A shoddy, slapdash look at issues raised by the Great Depression that neither gives an adequate overview nor manages to argue a coherent thesis.

August 17, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Post
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The whole enterprise has a get-off-my-lawn feel; it tries to pass off whining and a rose-colored-glasses view of the past as insight.

August 16, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A vague Occupy-ish indictment of the 1 percent and the collapse of community as a cultural foundation.

August 14, 2012 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Brother, can you spare me the aggravating agit-propaganda?

August 21, 2012 Full Review Source: myfilmblog
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A film in the spirit of Michael Moore's "Capitalism, a Love Story" but more attractive through its nod to the Occupy Movement rather than re-electing Obama, today's Herbert Hoover.

August 20, 2012 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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