I would highly recommend this movie to high school seniors and college students and to those who are just considering their first loan or filling out their first credit card application. If you're going to dance with the devil, then you'd better know the steps better than he does.
Here's the 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.
To all those of you out there who are struggling right now just to make ends meet, who are overwhelmed with credit card debts you cannot pay for whatever reason, please know you are not alone.