“If you don’t like the road you’re on, start paving a new one,” is what Sandra Bullock says at the end of “Our Brand Is Crisis” as her character Jane ‘Calamity’ Bodine.
The David Gordon Green film depicts the story of a Bolivian presidential candidate who enlists the help of a savvy Bodine, a well versed woman in political campaigns who helps him change his reputation and get him re-elected. Things get down and dirty when Bodine finds out that her nemesis Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thornton) is working for the opposition. This is when winning is all that matters.
The lead role was originally created for George Clooney who also is producer of the film, but after reading the script Bullock knew this part was made for her. And boy did she own that role!