6.6/10
14,188
45 user 131 critic

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)

Trailer
2:26 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement.

Director:

Morgan Spurlock
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Super Size Me (2004)
Documentary | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

Director: Morgan Spurlock
Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker
Mansome (2012)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A documentary that explores the question: In the age of manscaping, metrosexuals, and grooming products galore - what does it mean to be a man?

Director: Morgan Spurlock
Stars: Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Morgan Spurlock
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Morgan Spurlock reignites his battle with the food industry - this time from behind the register - as he opens his own fast food restaurant.

Director: Morgan Spurlock
Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Jonathan Buttram
Documentary | Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Morgan Spurlock tours the Middle East to discuss the war on terror with Arabic people.

Director: Morgan Spurlock
Stars: Morgan Spurlock, George Bush, Dick Cheney
Rats II (2016)
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A history of rat infestations in major cities throughout the world.

Director: Morgan Spurlock
Stars: Ed Sheehan, Bobby Corrigan, Dr. Michael Blum
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
J.J. Abrams ... Himself
Peter Berg ... Himself
Paul Brennan Paul Brennan ... Himself
Noam Chomsky ... Himself
Jimmy Kimmel ... Himself
Rick Kurnit Rick Kurnit ... Himself
Mark Crispin Miller Mark Crispin Miller ... Himself
Ralph Nader ... Himself
Brett Ratner ... Himself
L.A. Reid ... Himself (as Antonio Reid)
Morgan Spurlock ... Himself
Quentin Tarantino ... Himself
Donald Trump ... Himself
John Wells ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He's not selling out, he's buying in.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language and sexual material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2011 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$118,294, 24 April 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$638,476, 28 August 2011
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The soundtrack includes Moby's "Run On" from the album "Play", the first album ever to have all its tracks licensed for use in movies, TV shows and commercials. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the end credits, their is a phone conversation between Morgan and an artist discussing how he will be the "only person with a photo in the end credits"....and he is. See more »

Connections

Features E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Sunny Beaches
Written and Performed by Jonathan Zalben
Courtesy of First Frame Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
sell everything
25 May 2011 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Having taken on the McDonald's diet in "Super Size Me", Morgan Spurlock now turns to advertising. "The Greatest Movie Ever Sold" is a look at product placement, completely funded by product placements. Much of the documentary features Spurlock asking people about how product placement works, as well as inquiring about the ethics of it. The big surprise to me is just how prevalent product placement is (you're going to be hard-pressed to find a Hollywood movie that doesn't feature it).

Since a lot of the documentary features talking heads -- among them Noam Chomsky and Quentin Tarantino -- it's a little repetitive at times, but it's mostly a good look at the extent to which commercialism saturates our lives. And very funny every step of the way! And remember: always drink POM!


10 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 45 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed