I Want Your Money

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I Want Your Money
Caricature of United States President Barack Obama wearing an Uncle Sam hat and blue jacket point his right-hand index finger at the viewer above the title of movie.
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ray Griggs
Produced by Michael Kim Binder
Ray Griggs
Doug Stebleton
Written by Randall Norman Desoto
Ray Griggs
Music by Don L. Harper
Cinematography Matthew Mayotte
Edited by Jessica Graeme Lowry
Production
company
Distributed by Freestyle Releasing
Release dates
  • July 28, 2010 (2010-07-28)
Running time 92 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $400,000[1]
Box office $433,000[1]

I Want Your Money is a 2010 American documentary film by filmmaker Ray Griggs. It contrasts Barack Obama to Ronald Reagan.

Premise[edit]

The film examines and contrasts, from a conservative viewpoint, the differences between "Reaganomics" and "Obamanomics" as American economic and governmental policies, as well as their respective impact on life in the United States of America, as summarized from film's official web site:[2]

Two versions of the American dream now stand in sharp contrast. One views the money you earned as yours and best allocated by you. It champions the traditional American dream, which has played out millions of times through generations of Americans, of improving one’s lot in life and the entrepreneurial spirit of daring to dream and to build big. The other believes that the federal government, using taxpayers’ money, should play a major role in leveling out the nation’s wealth to guarantee outcomes to all, regardless of effort. How America chooses between these two views of the role of government, at this crucial juncture, will have everything to do with the future we and our children and our children’s children will enjoy.[2]

The film uses computer animation, film clips, archival footage, dramatizations, music, graphics, and on-camera interviews with well-known public figures and experts "to tell the story in the plainest terms of the choice between the Obama and the Reagan views of the role of the federal government in our society."[2]

Interviews[edit]

The following individuals were interviewed for I Want Your Money:[2]

Release[edit]

The film had a limited release on October 15, 2010 in 537 theater screens, with an opening weekend box office of $249,428 USD in North American rentals.[2][3]

Reception[edit]

I Want Your Money holds a critical rating score of 0% out of 7 reviews at Rotten Tomatoes.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "I Want Your Money". Box Office Mojo. 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "I Want Your Money". About. IWantYourMoney.net. 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-14. 
  3. ^ "Weekend Studio Estimates: October 15–17, 2010". Box Office Mojo. October 17, 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 

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