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Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)

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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.

Director:

David Gordon Green

Writers:

Rachel Boynton (suggested by the documentary), Peter Straughan (screenplay)
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Experta en crisis See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,238,433, 30 October 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,998,324, 13 December 2015
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Both Paul Newman and Robert Redford's names are quickly mentioned once each during the course of the movie and portrayed Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid who left America for Bolivia. See more »

Goofs

When the characters speak in Spanish, most of them have Mexican accents (including and most obviously Eduardo Camacho.) No real Bolivian accents are heard in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Pat Candy: So maybe later, huh?
Jane: Maybe.
Pat Candy: Yeah?
Jane: Mmm-hmm.
Pat Candy: You know what I mean, right?
Jane: I can only assume.
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Connections

References The Hustler (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Saya San Andres
Written by Gastón Guardia Bilbao
Performed by Los Kjarkas
Courtesy of LMS Records
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Okay, but doesn't take you anywhere you haven't been before
14 December 2016 | by grantssSee all my reviews

A washed-up political strategist, Jane Bodine, is hired by a political consultancy to help their client, Senator Castillo, win the Bolivian general election. Bodine used to be the best in the game but an unfortunate series of events during a campaign saw her reputation, and confidence, destroyed. What sealed the deal was that she will be coming up against her long-time arch rival and nemesis, Pat Candy.

Reasonably entertaining. Some funny moments and the mood is generally quite light-hearted. Some of the political machinations and stunts are quite clever too and often add to the humour. Some degree of engagement too, as it is clear who you should be backing in the presidential race.

However, there's not much new here. The setting - Bolivia - may be original but that's about it. Movies like Primary Colours and Wag the Dog plus TV series like Veep and House of Cards have already covered the dirty inner workings of politics and elections, and done it a lot better. Real life would have prepared the audience too.

And there's the other problem. Who wants to be reminded of what a loathsome industry politics is? Not me, that's for sure.

There are two twists towards the end, but they don't really do anything for the movie. The first was a touch predictable. The second was idealistic and superficial. They could just have ended it with the election results and left one with the impression that the movie is a comedy. Instead, after being reasonably light- hearted all along, the movie suddenly ramped up the drama and attempts at profundity towards the end. Was pretty shallow and a matter of too little, too late.


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