Our Brand Is Crisis

Our Brand Is Crisis

David Gordon Green (2015)

107min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Originally a vehicle for George Clooney, this fictionalised adaptation of Rachel Boynton's 2005 documentary would have completed an interesting political trilogy after Goodnight, and Good Luck. and The Ides of March. Featuring Sandra Bullock, it is perhaps a little lighter but no less provocative with the star in fine form as notorious US spin doctor "Calamity" Jane Bodine, who has been lured out of retirement to help a totalitarian right-wing politician win the 2002 elections in Bolivia. Working for the opposition is Bodine's long-time sparring partner Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thornton), who knows all her tricks - and secrets too. A near-slapstick game of one-upmanship ensues, but the rich black comedy doesn't distract from the human issues, a balance carefully kept by director David Gordon Green, straying from his indie turf. Bullock's usual audience might be turned off by her character's dark cynicism, but as meaty political satire this stands tall in a near-empty field.

Summary

A political advisor's career ends in disaster when she ends up at the centre of a major scandal. She is lured out of retirement to help the embattled president of Bolivia to get re-elected, but finds the opposition is being assisted by an old rival, who uses every dirty trick in the book to wreck her campaign. Comedy drama, starring Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton and Anthony Mackie.

Cast & Crew

"Calamity" Jane Bodine Sandra Bullock
Pat Candy Billy Bob Thornton
Ben Anthony Mackie
Castillo Joaquim de Almeida
Nell Ann Dowd
Buckley Scoot McNairy
LeBlanc Zoe Kazan
Eddie Reynaldo Pacheco
Hugo Dominic Flores
Rivera Louis Arcella
Director David Gordon Green
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosReleased on: 22 Jan 2016
Drama Comedy