American Made Movie ★★★

This is a slickly made documentary which is basically an advertisement for "Made in America" manufacturing. Citing entrepreneurs, scholars, economists and workers, the film's thesis is basically that America's future depends on repatriating manufacturing jobs by making high quality products and promoting their value to the consumer over and above price. It's a nice idea; and the film sells it well, despite the feeling that maybe this is a little simplistic. When the film gets down to brass tack examples, companies that are making this work, it's thrilling. But along the way, there are stretches of economic lectures where my mind simply drifted off.