Roger and Me
is a 1989 documentary, as well as Michael Moore
's first film. Michael Moore explores the deterioration of his hometown of Flint, Michigan following the shutdown of the General Motors factories, and his own attempts to track down Roger Smith, General Motors CEO, to get him to come to Flint. Though its accuracy is dubious (and let's leave it at that), the film became legend for its acerbic, poetic attacks on downsizing.
The film was the most successful documentary of its time, surpassed by Moore's later documentaries Bowling for Columbine
and Fahrenheit 9/11
, and won an Emmy.
This film contains the following tropes: