Our Brand is Crisis
Director: David Gordon Green
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country of Origin: USA 2015 107 mins.
Released by Warner Bros.
A Bolivian presidential candidate failing badly in the polls enlists the firepower of an elite American management team, led by the deeply damaged but still brilliant strategist “Calamity” Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock). In self-imposed retirement following a scandal that rocked her to her core, Jane is coaxed back into the game for the chance to beat her professional nemesis, the loathsome Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thornton), now coaching the opposition.
But as Candy zeroes in on every vulnerability—both on and off the campaign trail—Jane is plunged into a personal crisis as intense as the one her team exploits nationally to boost their numbers. Our Brand is Crisis reveals the cynical machinations and private battles of world-class political consultants for whom nothing is sacred and winning is all that matters.
The film also stars Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Joaquim de Almeida (Fast Five), Ann Dowd (Side Effects, HBO’s Olive Kitteridge), Scoot McNairy (Gone Girl, Argo), Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks, Olive Kitteridge), and Reynaldo Pacheco (Beginners). Warner Bros.