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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.

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... Jane
... Pat Candy
... Ben
... Castillo
... Nell
... Buckley
... LeBlanc
... Hugo
... Eddie
... Rivera
... Pepe
... Abraham
Azucena Diaz ... Claudia - Talk Show Host
Damian Delgado ... Velasco
... Rivera Reporter
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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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May the best campaign win. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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

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30 October 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Experta en crisis  »

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$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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Sandra Bullock, in 2006's The Lake House, and Zoe Kazan, in 2014's In Your Eyes, played leads in movies where they were spiritually connected with their male co-stars. See more »

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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 »

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Jane: That's the world, that's politics. That's how it works. It starts out with big promises and ends up with jackshit happening. But like the man said: "If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal."
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Spanish Dances, Op. 23: No. 5, Playera
Written by Pablo de Sarasate
Performed by Jaime Laredo, Violin and Margo Garrett, Piano
Courtesy of Dorian Recordings
By arrangement with Source/Q and Naxos
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Playing both sides
20 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

'Our Brand is Crisis' is based upon the apparently true story of the wholly cynical manipulation of a presidential campaign in a Latin American country. With such subject matter, one would expect it to come across a lot more dark but unfortunately, this movie has a fairly laconic, wishy-washy feel to it. The promised head-butting between the two leads (Thornton and Bullock) comes across more as half-hearted ironic flirtation. The attempt at sentimentality at the end seems forced. I believe this movie would have played better as an unrepentant dark comedy, and also get the sense that it should have been a made-for-t.v. movie. There are some terrific location shots, apparently filmed in Bolivia, where the movie is set.


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