Maxed Out

"The hair-raising story of a country up to its eyeballs in credit-card debt."
David Edelstein, NEW YORK MAGAZINE
"Scurlock does well to counter the more dire aspects of the film with a razor-sharp sense of humor."
Kevin Crust, LOS ANGELES TIMES
"An absorbing, scary documentary."
William Arnold, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER
"A riveting, amusing, enlightening and emotionally affecting!"
Ann Hornaday, WASHINGTON POST
"Intelligent, informative and unusually entertaining!"
Joe Leydon, VARIETY

Synopsis

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.
Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 90 min.
Year: 2006

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
James D. Scurlock

TRAILER

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