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YMMV / Roger & Me

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  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Rhonda Britton, the lady selling rabbits as "Pets or Meat". She even became of the focus of a PBS documentary in 1992.
  • Genre Turning Point: Before Roger and Me, documentaries (of a non-musical nature at least) had been mostly confined to TV and film festivals. Roger and Me demonstrated that one could make a documentary that the masses would want to see, allowing other documentaries, including Moore's later films, to achieve widespread financial and critical success.
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  • Harsher in Hindsight: Knowing about the water crisis that affected the town 25 years later really goes to show how things really haven't changed.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Looks like Roger Smith really is a louse.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The scenes with Rhonda Britton, who is disturbingly happy and unapologetic about the fact that she makes a living by killing animals. The early scenes where she discusses her job and how she does it are eerie enough, but then we actually get to see her slaughter and skin a rabbit. It's not glorified in any way and is probably the scariest moment in the film.
  • Values Resonance: Downsizing and outsourcing have only accelerated since the 1980s, as Moore noted in his later film Capitalism: A Love Story.


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