A battle-hardened American political consultant is sent to help re-elect a controversial president in Bolivia, where she must compete with a long-term rival working for another candidate.

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David Gordon Green

Writers:

Rachel Boynton (suggested by the documentary), Peter Straughan (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Jane
Billy Bob Thornton ... Pat Candy
Anthony Mackie ... Ben
Joaquim de Almeida ... Castillo
Ann Dowd ... Nell
Scoot McNairy ... Buckley
Zoe Kazan ... LeBlanc
Dominic Flores ... Hugo
Reynaldo Pacheco ... Eddie
Louis Arcella ... Rivera
Octavio Gómez Berríos ... Pepe
Luis Chávez ... Abraham
Azucena Diaz Azucena Diaz ... Claudia - Talk Show Host
Damian Delgado Damian Delgado ... Velasco
Nina Leon ... Rivera Reporter
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Storyline

In 2002, Bolivian politician Pedro Gallo hires American James Carville's political consulting firm, Greenberg Carville Shrum, to help him win the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. GCS brings in Jane Bodine to manage the campaign in Bolivia. Battling her arch nemesis, the opposition's political consultant Pat Candy. Written by Gerry Garcia

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From the Academy Award winning producers of ARGO See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2008 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

Spanish mistake: a TV interviewer asks the candidate if he's a member of a "culto". It should be "secta". "Culto" means worship, not cult. See more »

Quotes

Pat Candy: So listen, um, when this is all over - I mean, no matter which way it goes - when we get back home, I'm going to spend hours pleasuring myself thinking about you.
Jane: That would be an honor, Pat. Thank you very much.
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Connections

Spun-off from Our Brand Is Crisis (2005) See more »

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Puppet Man
Written by Howard Greenfield and Neil Sedaka
Performed by Tom Jones
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Right On The Mark!
30 October 2015 | by lisacarlsonSee all my reviews

It's been awhile since Sandra Bullock has been able to immerse herself in a role. It's wonderful to see her back on the screen. Her character here is a political strategist who's flawed in ways that make her appealing. No other actress does sarcasm and feisty in the same breath as well as Bullock. Especially when she does it with a subtle nod to humility. This is a movie which will not appeal to everyone because it's about a political campaign and campaigns are the same whether in the U.S. or in another country. Unless you appreciate the games played in getting anyone elected this will feel labored. The entire cast is excellent. Thornton and Bullock apparently are friends off-screen and their scenes together aren't nearly enough as they are out for the same result. One of the smarter movies I've seen this year.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,238,433, 1 November 2015

Gross USA:

$7,002,261

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,527,658
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Datasat | Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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