Repo Men: The Future of American Health Care!

Repo Men will be a hilarious satire about health care and quite possibly the funniest movie to hit the big screen since the last Rocky movie. I already wet myself laughing over the idea of Forrest Whitaker as an action star. The only way they could have made this film any funnier would be if they replaced Jude Law with Mr. Belvedere.

This movie really has something for everyone, no matter what your political bent. Leftists will be able to draw out some kind of muddled statement about the dangers of skyrocketing health care costs. Right wingers will enjoy seeing deadbeats get their comeuppance and a lot of gun play. Me, I will just enjoy the Internet flame war that is already smoldering over the startling similarities to a movie called Repo! The Genetic Opera.

The premise of Repo Men is simple: In the future, the only medical condition they can’t fix is Forrest Whitaker’s face. If you pickle your liver in vodka or your pancreas can’t choke down another bag of gummy worms, you can buy an artificial replacement organ from an evil pharmaceutical corporation for just a few hundred thousand dollars. Can’t afford it? That’s OK, they’ll get you on a payment plan. Just don’t fall behind on the payment or they will repossess your organs. It’s pretty much how a company like Pfizer or GlaxoSmithKline might behave in an ultimate free market society. Ayn Rand would be proud.


~ by erellsworth on March 6, 2010.

5 Responses to “Repo Men: The Future of American Health Care!”

  1. Unfortunately I do not believe the Ayn Rand would, as you say, be proud of the movie. Yes, she is a capitalist and a atheist but she walks a fine line of integrity in her ideas of business. This movie’s premise is down right disturbing but it does cast a sobering satiric light on healthcare for profit. One thing good does come out of the movie – it is best to keep care of the body that you are born with as a way to beat the healthcare system. You analysis is right about Forest Whitaker – he is not the optimal choice for role of gun carrying hoodlum.

  2. “it is best to keep care of the body that you are born with as a way to beat the healthcare system”

    This is true. Unless, of course, you are born with a lemon for a body 😉

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