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."
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 ****
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