Wow. I saw this documentary the other day, and was blown away by it. I can't recall a single instant where I wasn't trying to decide whether to laugh, cry or be shocked by what I was witnessing. I was really rooting for the two activists, Andy and Mike, but at the same time I was really taken aback by their audacity and determination in their attempts to unearth some of the most cruel deceptions and corporate swindles of recent times. And they do all this, most of the time, just by impersonating 'important' people.
Their aims are noble - to highlight the damage caused to the everyday people, the ones who are always made to suffer for the errors, lack of oversight and sheer arrogance of governments and global corporations. While showcasing the plight of the little guy, this film also serves another purpose: quite powerfully, it shows us just how gullible, corrupt and shameless some of our elected representatives can really be, and why the public may be best advised to consider if they can't represent themselves better.
To say that this revealing and gob-smacking film has been overlooked is a massive understatement, and quite simply it deserves greater recognition. It's a hard-hitting documentary, and a good afternoon's light-hearted entertainment to boot. In one moment, you're marveling at the comedic genius behind their latest prank, but in the next you're chilled to the bone at how easily some things can be swept under the carpet, with enough media silence and enough money changing hands. You'd be a fool to miss it :)