This satirical comedy starring Sandra Bullock as”Calamity” Jane Bodine, a political consultant gives viewers an inside look at the high-stakes, win at all costs world of politics. Bodine is hired to work on the campaign of a Bolivian presidential candidate that has fallen behind in the polls. She faces off against her rival Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thornton) who is working on the opponent’s campaign and is looking for every opportunity to antagonize his rival. The film is loosely based on the 2005 documentary by the same name about the 2002 Bolivian election by Rachel Boynton. Directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, George Washington). Produced by Oscar winning producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov. View the movie trailer here.
“mistake at the end doesn’t undo this compelling behind-the-scenes peek at how buffoons get elected and men of substance become political roadkill.” -James Berardinelli ReelViews
“political spin doctor Jane Bodine is easily one of the best female roles of the last 10 years… The movie itself is something more of a mess” -Peter Debruge -Variety