POM Wonderful and 18 Other Sponsors Present The Greatest Documentary Ever Made [Review]
I am not usually a big fan of documentary.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t dislike them, but I don’t go out of my way to watch them… that is except for Morgan Spurlock’s documentaries. And I am glad to say he has struck again with his latest gem, POM Wonderful Presents: THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD.
So what is The Greatest Movie Ever Sold ever sold about? Well, it’s about Morgan Spurlock trying to sponsor this entire documentary ($1.5 million of it) through product placement, while at the same time teaching us about that whole universe and let met tell you: It’s fantastic!
And so to keep with the theme of the movie, I will tell you five reasons why this is the Greatest Documentary Ever Made!
As I mentioned above, Morgan Spurlock is probably one of the only documentary directors whose career I follow (I already can’t wait for his Comic Con documentary!). And I feel that he should get some sort of recognition for that.
But that’s not the only reason he is the Greatest Director Ever, the other reason is because he made this latest documentary so fascinating, that I not only truly enjoyed myself every second of it, but I couldn’t stop thinking and talking about what I had just seen and learned.
You think you know about product placement? You have no idea.
I think of myself as someone who is aware of product placement and the fact that people are always trying to sell me something. That Subway sandwich in NBC’s Chuck is not because the writers love Subway (although they might, hell I love Subway), but they are trying to get me to go to Subway, which I admit does work once in a while.
That said, there are so many aspects of this that I had never thought of, you’re going to be totally fascinated to find out what this whole industry is about and what Spurlock needs to do to get brands on board.
Hint: It’s not that easy!
Morgan Spurlock was actually able to score some pretty great brands, most of which I was very familiar with. You obviously know the one that spent the most money, POM Wonderful, which got them in the title of the movie, but there are plenty more.
Now I don’t want to ruin the surprise for anyone, so I’ll just put the list of brand at the bottom of this post, read at your own risk.
Even though I knew I was getting advertised by all these products, I couldn’t help but want a POM Wonderful to drink. I had tried their iced tea before (which are really good), but I had never tried the original pomegranate juice. It didn’t take long for me to get my hands on some and it was pretty good. Definitely something I would buy again.
And that’s only one example. So either I am an easy target, which is quite possibly the case, or product placement works.
As if it wasn’t enough that the whole documentary was about product placement and trying to sell you on them, Morgan Spurlock also ends up doing some commercials for some of the products throughout the documentary.
All of them were really fun, but I particularly loved the one for JetBlue, which I even think they should use. See I told you, Greatest Commercial Ever.
And that is how you get The Greatest Movie Ever Sold presented by POM Wonderful of course.
I cannot recommend this documentary enough. It’s definitely one of the best that I have seen and if you have any interest in finding out about product placement, then you cannot miss it.
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold opens in limited theaters today, April 22. And if you’re still not convinced, I would recommend you watch a few clips from it right here.
For those interested, the brands sponsoring POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, but not sponsoring this review are: POM Wonderful, Amy’s Kitchen, Aruba, Ban, Carrera/Solstice, Hyatt, JetBlue, Man ‘n Tail, Merrell, MovieTickets.com, Old Navy, Seventh Generation, Sheetz, Thayer’s Natural Remedies, Mini Cooper, Carmex, Petland Discounts, KDF, Get It For Free Online