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The Yes Men

3

A tasty recipe from Michael Moore's deviant cookbook. Cram Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal, Candid Camera for the anti-globalisation generation and an off-colour student rag week into a blender. Whizz the whole lot into a frenzy before dispensing to a docu-hungry public. That's The Yes Men - although it's not as meaty as it sounds. Chewing up and spitting out the World Trade Organisation are out-there activists Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum, who spin their spoof ideas ("Feed the starving with our reconstituted shit! The Third World deserves to be poor!") to receptive audiences as the filmmakers watch on, incredulous. Selling their schtick in gold lamé jumpsuits, the pair's brass balls shine through, even if their plump, soft targets (Finnish textile conferences?) mean the satire is never truly cutting-edge.

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  • 15
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: July 1st 2005
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