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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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24 August 2011 (Iceland)  »

Also Known As:

POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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I'll Never Love Again
Written and Performed by Taio Cruz
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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25 May 2011 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Having taken on the McDonald's diet in "Super Size Me", Morgan Spurlock now turns to advertising. "The Greatest Movie Ever Sold" is a look at product placement, completely funded by product placements. Much of the documentary features Spurlock asking people about how product placement works, as well as inquiring about the ethics of it. The big surprise to me is just how prevalent product placement is (you're going to be hard-pressed to find a Hollywood movie that doesn't feature it).

Since a lot of the documentary features talking heads -- among them Noam Chomsky and Quentin Tarantino -- it's a little repetitive at times, but it's mostly a good look at the extent to which commercialism saturates our lives. And very funny every step of the way! And remember: always drink POM!


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