Monday, September 10, 2012
Brand Name Bads
Okay, what if big business was more out of control than usual? Imagine a near future where marketing and advertising determined every piece of clothing, major appliance and scrap of food we purchase. It's a world where a marketing guru conspires to put an innocent woman in a coma for the sole purpose of promoting fast food to millions, and where brands seek to destroy one another due to a crowded market and limited consumers. One man wants to step up and put a stop it. Once an ad man renowned for his many successes, Misha Galkin lost everything when the guru put his plan in action, falling out of love with the multimillion dollar industry he helped build. Now he can see the monsters his work helped create, and will do everything in his power to stop the manipulative machinations of greedy corporations.
Branded is written and directed by Jamie Bradshaw and Alexsandr Dulerayn, and stars Ed Stoppard, Leelee Sobieski, Jeffrey Tambor and Max von Sydow.
Click here for the complete review at Open Letters Monthly.