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With a tongue-in-cheek attitude, Morgan Spurlock looks at the practice of product placement in movies and other entertainment, by making a documentary funded by product placements. The film's alternate name (which captures the spirit of the project) is Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.
Why Is The Greatest Movie Ever Sold Rated PG-13?
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is rated PG-13 for some language and sexual material.
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Violence: A car accident is briefly depicted.
Sexual Content: A cartoon drawing shows a penile erection. Numerous, brief depictions of nearly naked woman and provocative sexual scenes are shown. A small drawing of a naked woman is seen in the background.
Language: The script contains two strong sexual expletives and a handful of other profanities.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Bottles of alcohol are seen in the background of some scenes. An animated segment shows a man and camel each smoking several cigarettes at a time. Depictions of cigar and cigarette smoking are shown in a few other scenes, along with background beer ads and an advertisement for hard alcohol.
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Morgan Spurlock also directed the documentaries Super Size Me, Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden and a segment in Feakonomics. A good example of integral product placement/promotion is the Austin Minis starring role in the movie The Italian Job. The documentary’s title spoofs the classic biblical movie, The Greatest Story Ever Told.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of The Greatest Movie Ever Sold...
The Greatest Movie Ever Soldreleases to Blu-ray and DVD on August 23, 2011. Bonus extras include:
- Commentary by Director Morgan Spurlock, Producer Jeremy Chilnick, Cinematographer Daniel Marracino and Editor Tom Vogt
- Workin’ Nine to Five (AM): POM Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
- Five Deleted Scenes: The Greatest Vacation Destination: Aruba, My Favorite Commercial: A Montage, Ralph Nadar: Words of Wisdom, Softer Is Louder: Frank Luntz and Delving into the Consumer Unconscious: ZMET Extended.
- Five Commercials: Alternate Pom Wonderful Commercial, The Greatest Airline You’ll Ever Fly: Jet Blue In-Flight, JetBlue Commercial, Hyatt Commercial and The Greatest Hotel You’ll Ever Experience: Hyatt Welcome.