Sundance 2011: Fun Video Review of 'The Greatest Movie Ever Sold'
by Alex Billington
January 24, 2011
A few days ago I posted my written review of Morgan Spurlock's awesome new Sundance documentary The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, a film that I absolutely loved, but I want to keep talking about it just because it deserves more exposure. So much so, that I've decided to also post this video review that Peter & Germain from SlashFilm recorded with me one morning while waiting in line for another movie. Because the film is all about product placement, and is officially sponsored by and titled "POM Wonderful Presents," we had a lot of fun recording and talking about the doc. It's worth watching in addition to my review, so check it out!
From the Sundance guide: We live in an age where it's tough even to walk down the street without someone trying to sell you something. It’s at the point where practically the entire American experience is brought to us by some corporation. Utilizing cutting-edge tools of comic exploration and self-exploitation, Spurlock dissects the world of advertising and marketing by using his personal integrity as currency to sell out to the highest bidder. Scathingly funny, subversive, and deceptively smart, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold shines the definitive light on our branded future as Spurlock attempts to create the "Iron Man of documentaries."
Reader Feedback - 5 Comments
Nice Job guys! Keep up the good work! The Doc sounds super fascinating.
Craig on Jan 25, 2011
Hehe, at the start of this review, I thought "WTF! Sellouts!" 🙂 Clever one guys, and I am looking forward to seeing this little tell-tale flick
David Banner on Jan 25, 2011
Spurlock is a great documentarian ... Super Size Me, Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden ... I can't wait for this one. Thanks Alex for posting your discussion.
Hilander on Jan 26, 2011
you guys look like you the biggest losers ever..... sorry
Bobrob on Jan 27, 2011
looks like your doing a bit of product placement your self guys....... eh......spec savers ?
Tryharder on Jan 27, 2011
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