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
The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2008 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »
Jane brings her co-worker to Bolivia and introduces her as Sarah LeBlanc. Later in the movie, Buckley introduces LeBlanc to Eduardo and his Bolivian friends as follows: "this is my underage judgmental friend LeBlanc. She is not real. And apparently, she doesn't have a first or last name either.It's just LeBlanc." As Buckley when present when Jane introduces LeBlanc, he knew her first name was Sarah. See more »
I just kept going round and round and round. So I got out. I got off the carousel.
It's like someone said: "If you don't like the road you're on, start paving another one".
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Kind of Latin Rhythm
Written by Oliver Belz, George Bishop, Jan-Heie Erchinger, Diyaettin Kilic and Christian Winninghoff
Performed by Oliver Belz and Diyaettin Kilic aka The Juju Orchestra
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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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