In spite of the fact that this movie relates to the US presidential election of 2004, it portrays what is really quite a sweet and gently amusing attempt to rouse those Americans who don't vote and have never really engaged with the political system. Moore takes a tour of 20 key states in the battle between John Kerry vs George W. Bush and holds a series of rallies aimed at getting the so-called "slacker" voters to come out in force on polling day in an attempt to prevent Bush from winning a second term in office.
Considering that we know what happened, you would think this wouldn't be worth watching but if you despaired at the Bush victory, this film is worth a look. You certainly have to take an interest in both US politics and Michael Moore's documentary style to get something out of this film but, if you do, you will find it amusing and really quite warm (that is, you know how the story ends but Moore still makes the journey to its conclusion worth watching). He pulls off a few of his trademark stunts (albeit on a smaller scale than usual) but he and a handful of celebrity supporters (REM, Joan Baez and Viggo Mortensen amongst others) manage to generate some genuine support for the cause.
This movie does not have the same impact as "Bowling for Columbine" or "Fahrenheit 911" but its outcome is strangely uplifting, which is unexpected for a subject which could have been dry and dated. Oh, and look out for a gem of a put-down Moore gives in response to some staunch Republican demonstrators at one of his rallies - I laughed for days.