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The Secret Behind Political Campaigns gets Revealed in the Movie Our Brand is Crisis

posted Mar 28, 2016, 7:54 PM by Jeffrey Wolf

By:Robby Timmler, Staff Writer

Posted November 6th, 2015

Sandra Bullock is back in the complex, but informal political drama that showcases what goes on behind scenes of a political campaign and the emotional battle that goes behind it. Our Brand is Crisis is about Jane Bodine, (played by Sandra Bullock) who is a political consultant that left the business because of the toll it took on her. She is asked back by Ben (played by Anthony Mackie) and Nell (played by Ann Dowd), who both are the head workers of the Bolivian presidential campaign of Senator Pedro Castillo  (played by Joaquim de Almeida) who is behind in the race. Jane only agrees to this because the opponent's political consultant is her old archenemy, named Pat Candy (played by Billy Bob Thornton). So Jane and the team go out and try to win the campaign.

The main driving point of this movie is that we see the behind scenes look at the campaigns and the methods that the campaign teams use to win. The acting in movie is excellent, especially Sandra Bullock’s, who has turned in many great performances in the past. She brings another great performance as a broken down political consultant who comes back to the world of politics only to destroy her old enemy. Billy Bob Thornton is also good at portraying the jerk face Pat Candy, who constantly tries to intimidate Jane and steal her ideas for his campaign. Our Brand is Crisis gets its message across very well with great performances and characters.