In this interview we get to hear from lead actors Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton, who take opposing sides in this tale of US political teams moving in like a shiver of well-dressed sharks on the 2002 Bolivian Presidential Election race.
With a wealth of experience Bullock and Thornton bring a gravitas to the absurdity which permeates the entire process, captured so well in Green’s film. Your interviewer for today is Caroline Feraday. Let’s watch on.
Sandra Bullock & Billy Bob Thornton Interview for Our Brand is Crisis
Our Brand is Crisis Movie Clip – Only one wrong!
A Bolivian presidential candidate failing badly in the polls enlists the firepower of an elite American management team, led by the deeply damaged but still brilliant strategist “Calamity” Jane Bodine (Bullock). In self-imposed retirement following a scandal that earned her nickname and rocked her to her core, Jane is coaxed back into the game for the chance to beat her professional nemesis, the loathsome Pat Candy (Thornton), now coaching the opposition.
But as Candy zeroes in on every vulnerability – both on and off the campaign trail – Jane is plunged into a personal crisis as intense as the one her team exploits nationally to boost their numbers. Dramatic, rapid-fire and laced with satire, “Our Brand is Crisis” reveals the cynical machinations and private battles of world-class political consultants for whom nothing is sacred and winning is all that matters.