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Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)

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A battle-hardened American political consultant is sent to help re-elect a controversial president in Bolivia, where she must compete with a long-term rival working for another candidate.

Director:

David Gordon Green

Writers:

Rachel Boynton (suggested by the documentary), Peter Straughan (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Jane
Billy Bob Thornton ... Pat Candy
Anthony Mackie ... Ben
Joaquim de Almeida ... Castillo
Ann Dowd ... Nell
Scoot McNairy ... Buckley
Zoe Kazan ... LeBlanc
Dominic Flores ... Hugo
Reynaldo Pacheco ... Eddie
Louis Arcella ... Rivera
Octavio Gómez Berríos ... Pepe
Luis Chávez ... Abraham
Azucena Diaz Azucena Diaz ... Claudia - Talk Show Host
Damian Delgado Damian Delgado ... Velasco
Nina Leon ... Rivera Reporter
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Storyline

In 2002, Bolivian politician Pedro Gallo hires American James Carville's political consulting firm, Greenberg Carville Shrum, to help him win the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. GCS brings in Jane Bodine to manage the campaign in Bolivia. Battling her arch nemesis, the opposition's political consultant Pat Candy. Written by Gerry Garcia

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May the best campaign win. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2008 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

To emphasize the point of the problematic German author of the quote provided to Pat, some Mariachis sing at his hotel door. This is the 3rd verse of the 'Deutschlandlied', the national anthem of the Federal Republic of Germany. The notorious 1st verse ("Deutschland, Deutschland über alles") favored in the 3rd Reich would have been more fitting to the quote's author. See more »

Quotes

Jane: [the llama walks off the set and is hit by a car] It's like he killed himself rather than be in our commercial.
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Connections

References Scarface (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Saya San Andres
Written by Gastón Guardia Bilbao
Performed by Los Kjarkas
Courtesy of LMS Records
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Our Brand is Bland.
31 October 2015 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Definitely does not live up to it's cool title.

It had potential, coming out at the right time when people are gearing up for a big election. It's that type of comedy that is suppose to be funny up till that dramatic life changing moment, but the movie is to uninteresting to be funny.

Sandra Bullock plays a political strategist who gets back on the horse after years away in order to help a politician win a presidential campaign in his Latin American country.

I think Bullock's character is suppose to go through some soul searching event that is not clear to the point in a movie that's to boring to look for it.

Billy Bob Thornton was the best part of the movie. Our Brand is Crisis is suppose to be a vehicle for Bullock, but Thornton steels the show. It does not help that some of the other characters in the movie seem useless. Like I'm still trying to figure out what Antony Mackie's purpose in the movie was other than people like Antony Mackie.

It feels like the movie was having a hard time picking weather they were going to be a political drama or a political comedy, and trying to be both made it neither.

Skip this one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,238,433, 1 November 2015

Gross USA:

$7,002,261

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,527,658
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Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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