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Our Brand Is Crisis Movie Quotes

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Our Brand is Crisis movie quotes fictionalize the 2002 Bolivian presidential election in a comedy-drama feature film. Based on a 2005 documentary with the same name, the story was adapted into a screenplay by Peter Straughan. David Gordon Green directed Our Brand is Crisis, which opened in theaters in the United States on October 30, 2015.

In Our Brand is Crisis, retired political mastermind "Calamity" Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock) is asked by Nell (Ann Dowd) and Ben (Anthony Mackie) to come to work for a political consulting firm representing Bolivian presidential candidate Castillo (Joaquim de Almeida). While she agrees, this all is an uphill battle as Castillo is trailing by several dozen points.

So while Jane tries to change Castillo's image to one that the common voter can relate to, she is also working to take down her arch rival, Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thornton), who just happens to be working for Castillo's opponent. But to win this election, Jane must find a way to relate to those common folk of Bolivia herself and fight for their futures, rather than fighting a war against her rival Candy.

Our Brand is Crisis was just one of several October 2015 films showing at the same time including Burnt, The Last Witch Hunter, Suffragette, and Bridge of Spies.
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    Three or Four Times

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    Nell: The opposition has hired their own American, Pat Candy.
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    Ben: How many times have you gone against Candy?
    Jane: Three or four times
    Ben: How many times has he beat you?
    Jane: Uh, three or four times

    Jane discusses her history with rival political consultant Pat Candy, including the three or four times she has lost to him. Going against him again is her shot at redemption, well, or a fourth or fifth loss.
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    Another Shot at the Title

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    Nell: You're a fighter, Jane, and I'm giving you another shot at the title.
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    Ben: It's a presidential campaign in South America. A fragile democracy, an economy in real trouble, our candidate is considered arrogant and out of touch with people's lives.
    Jane: How far are you behind?
    Ben: 28 points

    Nell and Ben try to sell Jane on taking on the campaign of a South American presidential candidate. They need a miracle and Jane yearns for another shot to take down her rival. All on all, this is a perfect match.
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    If You Fight with Monsters for Too Long

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    Pat: You like to pretend you're not one of us. If you fight with monsters for too long, you become a monster.

    Pat points out that Jane often pretends that she is one of the good guys and has not turned into a political monster like others in her position. Whether this has really happened, or is something Pat is just saying to intimidate her, is still up for debate.
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    What Happened to Your Hair?

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    Pat: There she is, Jane Bodine
    Jane: Pat
    Pat: So what are you doing here? I thought you retired or gave up or something.
    Jane: Nope, not retired. What happened to your hair?
    Pat: I see you've still got a great sense of humor.

    Jane runs into the opposition's political strategist, her old rival Pat Candy. It doesn't take long before they are throwing insults at one another, and they're getting personal fast too.
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