By Mandela Wells
Oscar winner Sandra Bullock is back and she stars in a new political dramedy known as Our Brand is Crisis. The movie is inspired by true events that went down during the 2002 Bolivian Presidential election. In the trailer we see Bullock play the role of Jane Bodine one of the best political strategist ever and she is tasked with helping out a presidential campaign in Bolivia. She is assigned to help Pedro Gallo (Joaquim de Almeida) win the election. The only catch is her candidate “is considered arrogant and out of peoples lives” and is down 28 points in the polls according to Anthony Mackie‘s character. To make matters worst their opponent has hired an American strategist (Billy Bob Thornton) whom Jane has never beaten.
Some humorous scenes transpire as Jane makes an passionate speech to the campaign office she is working in yet none of them understands what she is saying and don’t speak English. Jane however manages to get Pedro some success in an interview to win over the people. As the trailer winds down scenes of the poverty and the clear cut reality of the country are shown and makes it clear that Jane is not only fighting to get Pedro made president but to help give the people of Bolivia hope for a brighter future.
The movie is produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov and is directed by David Gordon Green. It is also a remake of the 2005 documentary of the same name. The movie hits theaters October 30th. Scroll down to check out the trailer.