Michael Moore’s first documentary since 2009’s Capitalism: A Love Story will certainly frustrate his critics, but will it please his fans? In Where to Invade Next, Moore “invades” Europe to take all their best ideas, like Italy’s massive amount of paid vacation time, France’s gourmet school lunches, Norway’s prison system, Iceland’s gender equality and more.
He winds up on a nice European vacation cataloging some really great ideas, and while the idea of implementing them in the United States is nice, a stronger documentary might also look into the actual costs of these programs for a country as large as this one. Still, Moore is a thought-provoking entertainer, and Where to Invade Next certainly entertains while provoking minor thoughts. It’s just not as provocative as it thinks it is.