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The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)

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

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

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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
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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 »

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Official Sites:

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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 »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$118,294, 24 April 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$638,476, 28 August 2011
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Color
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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 American Idol (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Jump The Fence
Written and Performed by Eric V. Hachikian
Courtesy of First Frame Music
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This is the greatest movie review ever! It's thoroughly original.
30 August 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Morgan Spurlock has returned with another documentary--and this one is one of the most original and clever ones I have ever seen. What I liked about it in particular is its nice sense of humor and it did not come off as a preachy agenda picture.

The film begins with Spurlock discussing just how ubiquitous commercials have become in our lives--particularly the phenomenon of product placement in films. His contention in this film is that even tiny independent documentaries COULD pay for themselves if they, too, jumped on the endorsement bandwagon. And so the film chronicles his pursuit of just about any company willing to finance his film. And, in the process he learns about the loss of control and other problems with this. But, throughout, he maintains a wonderfully wicked sense of humor--and many times I found myself laughing--especially at the miniature horse. I don't want to spoil the film, so I won't say any more about the content. But I loved how this film could appeal to anyone on the right, left or in the middle--clever, very well-written and fun. It also had a gentle sense of humor and never took advantage of the products or companies--so instead of laughing at them, he laughed with them....and the audience. See this one.

By the way, the film featured some great graphics and I loved its style. I sure can't wait to see Spurlock's next film. Also, I stayed at one of the hotels that Spurlock approached for an endorsement deal--and they put him and an ad for the movie on each room key card!


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