Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Our Brand is Crisis

Loosely adapted from the documentary of the same name, Our Brand is Crisis is the fictionalized account of American political operatives getting involved in the 2002 Bolivian Presidential election. Sandra Bullock stars as a burnt-out political operative brought in to save the failing campaign of President Pedro Castillo (Joaquim de Almeida) whose opponent has hired Jane's old nemesis (Billy Bob Thornton) to win him the election.

Our Brand is Crisis is a by-the-numbers tale with few surprises (there are no good people in politics, lies and manipulation win the day, etc.). The script is also sadly saddled with a sappy last-minute change of heart from our heartless political operative which simply doesn't work.

Available on DVD and Blu-ray, the only extras available are a short behind-the-scenes featurette and trailers for other films.

[Warner Home Video, Blu-ray $29.98 / DVD $28.98]

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