I love Sandra Bullock, I love David Gordon Green, and heck, I’m just going to go out there and say that I love Joachim de Almeida in sort of a friends with benefits way. So there’s no way I’m not going to get excited about this Our Brand is Crisis trailer:
Based on a true story and “suggested” by Rachel Boynton’s documentary, Our Brand is Crisis tells the story of a political strategist who helps a Bolivian presidential candidate win a failing race. As you can see from the trailer, it also has Anthony Mackie, Billy Bob Thornton, and Scoot McNairy in it.
This is supposedly a satire, but while the trailer does have a couple jokes, it seems way too focused on legitimate drama and pathos for that sort of thing. That could just be manipulative editing, however. It’s hard to tell with David Gordon Green. Nevertheless, this looks like another powerhouse performance from Bullock, whose character I cannot help but imagine as a big screen version of Parks and Rec’s Kathryn Hahn.
Our Brand is Crisis hits theaters October 30.