6.6/10
14,345
47 user 132 critic

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)

Trailer
2:26 | Trailer
A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement.

Director:

Morgan Spurlock
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Mansome (2012)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A documentary that explores the question: In the age of manscaping, metrosexuals, and grooming products galore - what does it mean to be a man?

Director: Morgan Spurlock
Stars: Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Morgan Spurlock
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Morgan Spurlock reignites his battle with the food industry - this time from behind the register - as he opens his own fast food restaurant.

Director: Morgan Spurlock
Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Jonathan Buttram
Documentary | Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Morgan Spurlock tours the Middle East to discuss the war on terror with Arabic people.

Director: Morgan Spurlock
Stars: Morgan Spurlock, George Bush, Dick Cheney
Super Size Me (2004)
Documentary | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

Director: Morgan Spurlock
Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A behind-the-scenes look at the fans who gather by the thousands each year in San Diego, California to attend Comic-Con, the world's largest comic book convention.

Director: Morgan Spurlock
Stars: Kevin Smith, Stan Lee, Eli Roth
Rats II (2016)
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A history of rat infestations in major cities throughout the world.

Director: Morgan Spurlock
Stars: Ed Sheehan, Bobby Corrigan, Rick Simeone
Freakonomics (2010)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Alex Gibney, and 4 more credits »
Stars: James Ransone, Tempestt Bledsoe, Morgan Spurlock
Morgan Spurlock Inside Man (TV Series 2013)
Documentary | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

CNN and Morgan Spurlock investigate intriguing topics of our times by digging deep to learn how the real story unfolds from the inside.

Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Paul Debevec, C.J. Ferroni
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In honor of Homer Simpson's journey to the MLB Hall of Fame, this mockumentary interviews players, sportscasters, historians, and Springfieldians to recall the greatest corporate softball game ever played as told in "Homer at the Bat."

Director: Morgan Spurlock
Stars: Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Kirk Gibson
30 Days (2005–2008)
Documentary | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An unscripted, documentary-style program where an individual is inserted into a lifestyle that is completely different from his or her upbringing, beliefs, religion or profession for 30 days.

Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Alexandra Jamieson, Scott Bridges
Super High Me (2007)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Stand up comedian and marijuana user Doug Benson documents thirty days of pot free living and thirty days of non-stop use to compare the effects of both.

Director: Michael Blieden
Stars: Brian Unger, Gary Cohan, Robert Gore
Documentary | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Director: Michael Moore
Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
J.J. Abrams ... Himself
Peter Berg ... Himself
Paul Brennan Paul Brennan ... Himself
Noam Chomsky ... Himself
Jimmy Kimmel ... Himself
Rick Kurnit Rick Kurnit ... Himself
Mark Crispin Miller Mark Crispin Miller ... Himself
Ralph Nader ... Himself
Brett Ratner ... Himself
L.A. Reid ... Himself (as Antonio Reid)
Morgan Spurlock ... Himself
Quentin Tarantino ... Himself
Donald Trump ... Himself
John Wells ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He's not selling out, he's buying in.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language and sexual material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2011 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$118,294, 24 April 2011

Gross USA:

$638,476

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$698,249
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The city of Altoona, Pennsylvania was paid to change its name to Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, PA for 90 days. The money went to the city's Police Department budget. The connection to the movie and the city is from a local convenience store chain (Sheetz) from Altoona appears in the movie as one of Spurlock's sponsors for the film. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the end credits, their is a phone conversation between Morgan and an artist discussing how he will be the "only person with a photo in the end credits"....and he is. See more »

Connections

Features Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

CameraBuggin'
Big Boi vs. Matt & Kim
Ruwanga's Mash up
Written by Big Boi, Christopher Carmouche, Matthew Johnson, Kimberly Schifino
Performed by Big Boi and Matt & Kim
Mash up Produced by Ruwanga 'Ru' Samath
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group under license from Universal Music Enterprises and Matt & Kim Inc. under exclusive license to Fader Label
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Truth be told, it's not that great.
22 September 2011 | by Ryan_MYeahSee all my reviews

Director Morgan Spurlock analyzes the world of product placement and advertising in film, transportation, and cities, but in an ironic twist, needs sponsors of his own to finance the film.

He's very gleeful in giving the film a quirky, humorous tone (Especially commercials for his sponsors that randomly interject every now and then), but I think he was so focused on the humor of his film, he didn't properly tune his information.

The facts come fast and furious, and are very dense in explanation. Spurlock adds a seemingly endless trail of self references and humor, when he should be drawing more focus on his points within the film. And on top of that, none of it is really all that enlightening.

Hopefully I find better documentaries this year, because after an unusual high from last year, this year starts off not with a bang, but more of a whimper.

**1/2 out of ****


12 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 47 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed