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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
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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

The movie's entire budget was paid for by advertisers, which meant that financially, it was in the black without having had to sell a single ticket. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References The Expendables (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: In the Hall of the Mountain King
Written by Edvard Grieg
Performed by London Festival Orchestra, and Alexander Gibson
Courtesy of Manhattan Production Music and Chesky Records
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A good idea
6 May 2011 | by nick-vittumSee all my reviews

Some people would have you believe that Spurlock is trying to dupe his audience and exploit advertisers for profit, like this is a BAD thing. But that's just it - it's not. After you see this movie, you might actually notice the subtle, insidious advertising which is omnipresent in our society. he rubs your face in it, exposes some of the inner-workings of the ad-market and tries his hardest not to look like a whore all the while.

Let's not forget Spurlock's masochistic endeavor to eat McDonalds 3x daily for a month. Is that not genuine? This time he lays his reputation on the line instead of his health, and to those who are offended by it: are you less offended by movies that use product placement shamelessly without informing the audience? Spurlock had to walk a thin line to make this movie, and I think he walked it beautifully.


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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:

$1,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$118,294, 24 April 2011

Gross USA:

$638,476

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$698,249
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