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Brand: A Second Coming (2015)

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Follows comedian/author/activist Russell Brand as he dives headlong into drugs, sex & fame in an attempt to find happiness, only to realize that our culture feeds us bad ideas & empty idols... See full summary »

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Ondi Timoner

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Ondi Timoner
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Credited cast:
Russell Brand ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simon Amstell ... Self
Andrew Antonio Andrew Antonio ... Self
Barbara Brand Barbara Brand ... Self
Ron Brand Ron Brand ... Self
Elia Diaz Elia Diaz ... Self
Shepard Fairey ... Self
Noel Gallagher ... Self
David Lynch ... Self
Stephen Merchant ... Self
Matt Morgan Matt Morgan ... Self
John Noel John Noel ... Self
James Ohene-Djan James Ohene-Djan ... Self
Noreen Oliver Noreen Oliver ... Self
Jeremy Paxman ... Self (archive footage)
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Follows comedian/author/activist Russell Brand as he dives headlong into drugs, sex & fame in an attempt to find happiness, only to realize that our culture feeds us bad ideas & empty idols. Through his stand up, Brand explores his own true icons - Gandhi, Che Guevara, Malcolm X & Jesus Christ- & evolves from addict & Hollywood star to an unexpected political disruptor & newfound hero to the underserved. Will Brand hold fast against the roar of criticism to break out of the very system that built him? Written by Ondi Timoner

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Rated R for language including sexual references, and for drug use | See all certifications »

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A Rare Glimpse of the Vulnerabilities & Mission of Russell Brand
20 September 2015 | by marbomsSee all my reviews

A compelling, deeper look into the message and autobiographical motivations of an intriguing figure, often overlooked and overshadowed by the cloud of self-induced mania and crude humor that his various addictions have covered him by.

I loved Brand in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, was annoyed by him in Get Him to the Greek, and now, after being captivated by his story and passion throughout the rather long running time of this documentary,respect Brand and his tenacity for his latest life's mission.

Give this film a chance and you might be pleasantly surprised, if not by Timoner's artful compilations of Brand's vulnerability in the documentary itself, by the insatiable vision of an electric man searching for his truth.

Part biography, part call for social change, and completely fascinating, Brand: A Second Coming is worth a watch.


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9 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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