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

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

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


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

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$118,294 (USA) (22 April 2011)

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$638,476 (USA) (26 August 2011)
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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 »

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A good idea
6 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some people would have you believe that Spurlock is trying to dupe his audience and exploit advertisers for profit, like this is a BAD thing. But that's just it - it's not. After you see this movie, you might actually notice the subtle, insidious advertising which is omnipresent in our society. he rubs your face in it, exposes some of the inner-workings of the ad-market and tries his hardest not to look like a whore all the while.

Let's not forget Spurlock's masochistic endeavor to eat McDonalds 3x daily for a month. Is that not genuine? This time he lays his reputation on the line instead of his health, and to those who are offended by it: are you less offended by movies that use product placement shamelessly without informing the audience? Spurlock had to walk a thin line to make this movie, and I think he walked it beautifully.


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