Review: 'I.O.U.S.A.'

Documentary about America's monstrous national debt is this year's 'An Inconvenient Truth.'


Remember those documentaries you had to sit through in high school about the basic food groups, or the origins of the Bill of Rights? "I.O.U.S.A." isn't in that company exactly, but, like most movies about matters economic, it has a high MEGO quotient. (MEGO was coined by William Safire and stands for "My Eyes Glaze Over.") Having said this, I would be remiss if I didn't also point out that the film's subject – the monstrous national debt, $9.5 trillion and counting – is of the gravest concern. It's this year's "An Inconvenient Truth." Grade: B (Rated PG for some thematic elements.)

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