Maxed Out

  • 2007
  • 1 HR 26 MIN
  • NR
  • Documentary

A Wharton School of Finance dropout and scabrous critic of the way we live now, self-taught filmmaker James Scurlock offers an eye-opening expose of how debt has become the American way of life — and death. Scurlock tackles this huge subject in 87 short minutes, primarily through a series of journalistic, on-the-road-style interviews with a disparate...read more

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Trailer for the documentary Maxed Out. Maxed Out takes viewers on a journey deep inside the American style of debt, where things seem fine as long as the minimum monthly payment arrives on time. With coverage that spans from small American towns all the way to the White House, the film shows how the modern financial industry really works, explains the true definition of 'preferred customer' and tells us why the poor are getting poorer while the rich keep getting richer. Hilarious, shocking and incisive, Maxed Out paints a picture of a national nightmare which is all too real for most of us. Great for college students.

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