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Adman (2019)

What does a man, a woman, ice cream, chewing gum, dog food, beer, and a lot of other things have in common? Commercials.

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Jarrod Crawford ... Boss
Ted Cannon ... Logan
Judy Kain ... Gigi
Dar Dixon ... David
Erick Chavarria ... Ryan
Tim Karasawa ... Rhys
Josh Covitt ... Ryan
Jocelin Donahue ... Allie
Bill O'Neill Bill O'Neill ... Dylan
Sam Carson Sam Carson ... Brian
Niko Posey ... Office Worker
Paul Vinson Paul Vinson ... Raspy Biker
David Aaron David Aaron ... Old Scottish Man
Harrison Polo Harrison Polo ... Bartender
Paul Vinson Paul Vinson ... Raspy Biker
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What does a man, a woman, ice cream, chewing gum, dog food, beer, and a lot of other things have in common? Commercials.

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English

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12 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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More clever than emotionally impacting, but it does both
2 June 2019 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

Adman is the story of a man who falls in love and starts a life with someone, but it is told in the form of short "tv-spots" or commercials. It sounds like a total gimmick but yet it works well, and the film has its cake and eats it in the way that it uses the content. What I mean by this is that the type of advert parodied here do tend to try to create a sense of emotion or investment out of nothing more than oft focus, easy characters, emotive music and so on. The film does the same, but it does it wanting that result and not looking to use it to sell you anything.

Although the approach and the resultant fragmenting of the story does limit how emotionally impacting it can be, but yet it manages to work on this level because the cleverness of the film pulls you in, even if the story and characters don't totally do that. Well worth a look due to how well it uses the gimmick, but becomes more than that.


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