Roger & Me Soundtrack (

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Rating: 7.50/10 from 28000 votes
Tags: flint michigan, downsizing, u.s. industry, u.s. economy, general motors
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

Roger y yo

Title in Italiano:

Roger and me, Roger e io

Title in Português:

Roger e Eu


Filmmaker Michael Moore was born and raised in Flint, Michigan, a city dominated by one company, General Motors (GM), which is the largest corporation in the world and which was founded in Flint.

The people of Flint were prosperous because of GM, and in turn GM was successful because of the people of Flint. The fortunes of Flint take a decidedly downward turn when GM Chair, Roger B. Smith, decides to close eleven GM plants, most in Flint, which means the loss of 30,000 jobs there.

Despite GM still making profits in the billions, Smith moves those jobs to new factories in Mexico, where wages are lower. As such, Moore goes on a quest to speak to Smith to find out exactly his rationale for relocating those 30,000 jobs from Flint, thus devastating the city, and to show Smith firsthand that devastation.

But Moore's quest is easier said than done. Moore gets turned back by one security guard after another wherever Smith is at the time. Moore also delves into the fortunes of the average ex-GM worker and his/her family in Flint, what the city is doing to try and reinvent itself, and what employment opportunities are had if one decides to stay in Flint.

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Roger & Me
Here He Comes, Pat Boone
Jerry Seelen: Lyrics
Arthur Malvin: Performer
Talk To Me Baby
Pat Boone: Performer
Jerry Seelen: Lyrics
Arthur Malvin: Performer
California, Here I Come
Wouldn't it Be Nice
The Beach Boys: Performer
Brian Wilson: Writer
Lucky, Lucky Me
Connie Francis: Performer
Milton Berle: Writer
Back Home Again
John Denver: Writer
This Guy's In Love With You
Burt Bacharach: Writer
The Newlywed Game Theme
Chuck Barris: Writer
Union Maid
Woody Guthrie: Writer
There She Is, Miss America
Bernie Wayne: Writer
Joy to the World
Hoyt Axton: Writer
Anita Bryant: Performer
Put Your Hand in the Hand
Anita Bryant: Performer
Speedy Gonzales
Buddy Kaye: Writer
Pat Boone: Performer
The Way It Is
My Hometown
Jailhouse Rock
Jingle Bells
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Happy Birthday to You
I am Proud to Be an American
Workaday World
Holiday Playtime
America the Beautiful
Comet Rock
Festive Season
Flying the Flag
Hallelujah Chorus
Heads of State
Lucky Break
Mad Mexico
Mad Moment
Tea Dance
William Tell Overture

User reviews

Kimberly Walker

The soundtrack for Roger & Me failed to capture the emotional depth and gravity of the story being told. The music felt generic and uninspired, lacking the power to evoke the necessary empathy for the struggles faced by the people of Flint, Michigan.

Elizabeth Clark

The soundtrack effectively conveys the sense of loss and betrayal experienced by the community as they come to terms with the decisions made by GM executives, particularly Roger B. Smith.

Steven Martinez

The musical score adds depth and poignancy to the documentary, underscoring the human cost of corporate decisions and the impact on working-class families in Flint.

Carol Allen

The soundtrack of Roger & Me evokes a sense of nostalgia for a bygone era of industrial prosperity in Flint, while also emphasizing the harsh realities of economic downturn and corporate greed.

Melissa Mitchell

The use of music in the documentary adds depth and poignancy to the personal stories shared by the ex-GM workers and their families, creating a powerful and moving listening experience.

Margaret Lee

The choice of songs seemed out of touch with the documentary's themes, at times feeling misplaced and distracting rather than enhancing the narrative. The soundtrack failed to enhance the storytelling and instead felt like an afterthought, diminishing the overall impact of the film.

Joseph Phillips

The soundtrack of Roger & Me effectively captures the emotional intensity of the film's narrative, enhancing the viewer's connection to the struggles faced by the people of Flint, Michigan.

John Harris

The soundtrack's composition and arrangement perfectly complement Michael Moore's storytelling style, creating a cohesive and immersive audio-visual experience that leaves a lasting impact on the audience.

Donna Baker

Overall, the music in Roger & Me serves as a powerful storytelling device, enhancing the audience's understanding of the social and economic issues at the heart of the film.

Kenneth Martin

The use of music in the documentary enhances the emotional impact of the stories being told, creating a sense of empathy and connection with the individuals affected by the GM plant closures.

Anthony Brown

Each track in the soundtrack evokes a strong sense of nostalgia and empathy, making the audience feel deeply connected to the struggles faced by the residents of Flint. The music enhances the storytelling, creating a powerful and unforgettable viewing experience.

Timothy Rodriguez

The soundtrack of Roger & Me truly captures the heartbreak and resilience of the people of Flint, Michigan. The emotional melodies and poignant lyrics perfectly complement the devastating story of how GM's actions impacted the community.

Michael Gonzalez

The soundtrack of Roger & Me effectively captures the somber and melancholic atmosphere of a city in decline, reflecting the struggles and hardships faced by the people of Flint.

Michael White

The choice of music complements the narrative of the film, highlighting both the resilience and the despair of the residents of Flint as they navigate the aftermath of the job losses.

Kimberly Mitchell

Overall, the band soundtrack of Roger & Me is a masterpiece that not only enhances the film but also stands on its own as a moving and thought-provoking musical journey.