Our Brand is Crisis is today’s pick due to the freakish announcement of a general election to be held on June 8. This is a quick-witted, well-written political satire which pits Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton as rival strategists working during the 2002 Bolivian elections.
Theresa May’s snap election announcement received a WTF-type reaction from the public suggesting there is a fair degree of voter fatigue – and that’s this film’s central theme: selling an unpopular proposition to a public who are well and truly politicked out. Bullock’s character is “Calamity” Jane Bodine, a political consultant around whom chaos seems ever present. Over the coming weeks there will be many like her telling politicians what they can and cannot say to win the will of the people. Don’t you just love politics?
Our Brand is Crisis – Tuesday 10.00pm Sky Cinema Drama & Romance.