And Now A Word From Our Sponsor (2013)

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Adan Kundle (Bruce Greenwood), CEO of a major advertising agency, is discovered unconscious in front of a wall of TVs. When he wakes in the hospital, Adan can only communicate through advertising slogans. There he meets Karen Hillridge (Parker Posey), the hospital's Head of Charity Foundation, who has a past history with Adan. Unable to stay in the hospital, and while waiting for long term care placement, Karen reluctantly decides to take Adan into her home for what is to be a few days. Through his ongoing and sometimes inappropriate slogans, Adan slowly begins to affect Karen and the dysfunctional relationship she has with her daughter Meghan (Allie MacDonald). Karen gradually uncovers Adan's background and his antagonistic business relationship with Lucas Foster (Callum Blue), the president of the advertising agency that Adan owns. As Lucas moves closer to taking over the agency by attacking Adan's mental capacity, Adan becomes more involved in helping Karen and Meghan mend their relationship.(c) Gravitas
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NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Cast

Bruce Greenwood
as Adan Kundle
Parker Posey
as Karen Hillridge
Callum Blue
as Lucas Foster
Allie MacDonald
as Meghan Hillridge

Critic Reviews for And Now A Word From Our Sponsor

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (8)

A mild, toothless satire - a "Being There'' where there's barely any there there.

Full Review… | May 9, 2013
New York Post
Top Critic

With the nimble Greenwood and a kinder, gentler-than-usual Posey in charge, "And Now" proves a thoroughly engaging lark.

Full Review… | May 9, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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To describe "And Now a Word From Our Sponsor" as a one-joke skit stretched well beyond the breaking point isn't entirely fair, because when used ingeniously, which is very seldom, the joke lands.

May 9, 2013
New York Times
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Plop plop. Fizz fizz. Oh, what a missed opportunity it is!

Full Review… | May 9, 2013
Variety
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Always-good Greenwood ambles through on charm and bemusement, but the film is still an idea in search of meaning.

Full Review… | May 9, 2013
New York Daily News
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[Greenwood] can't rescue the movie all by himself, but he does at least transform it into a first-rate acting class.

Full Review… | May 8, 2013
AV Club
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Audience Reviews for And Now A Word From Our Sponsor

½

After having disappeared for a year, advertising guru Adan Kundle(Bruce Greenwood) appears just as suddenly in a hospital where except for the fact that he only speaks in advertising lingo he seems fine. Recognizing him, Karen Hillridge(Parker Posey) takes him home with her. Upon hearing about all of this, Lucas Foster(Callum Blue), Adan's former business partner, starts to worry that he may have to surrender some of his power. "And Now a Word from Our Sponsors" has a superb performance from Bruce Greenwood. And virtually no story or plot. Which is a shame because much could have been commented here about how evil advertising is or at the very least how we tend to speak in cliches in our everyday conversation.

Walter M.
Walter M.

Super Reviewer

This Canadian comedy about a burnt-out ad man who can only speak in product catch phrases is directed by Zack Bernbaum. Starring Bruce Greenwood and Parker Posey, I was expecting something funny or at least deep... but got nothing out of it. From the beginning to the end it was uninspiring, with few good lines which are not enough to keep audience watching, regardless to their IQ. I love artistic movies with structure, well developed characters in a good screenplay, I don't mind experimenting during directing - but this movie had nothing of all these things. Someone takes your company, your creation and you just answer with stupid ad slogans and shake their hand... well, there were few of annoying scenes like that. The guy is a CEO and cannot answer anything? Very unbelievable. I watched the movie to the end thinking that something will happen and make this film at least watchable. But, never happened! If you are one of those guys who loves to waste time in life, adores movies with no concept and no real ending, while the decisions of the main character drive you crazy - give it a go! For all others: STAY AWAY!

Panta Oz
Panta Oz

Super Reviewer

½

Boring, blah and unbearable. And Now a Word From Our Sponsor quickly wears out its welcome after the film's one odd gimmick begins to grate a mere fifteen minutes into the film. What must have sounded like an ingenious idea -- a character can only speak/converse by using advertising slogans -- might have worked for a short film or video skit; but it doesn't work for a full-length film. The film's character who does exactly this is a one-time advertising executive (Bruce Greenwood - Star Trek, Deja Vu) who has mysteriously "fallen off the face of the earth" only to be found in a hospital months after his disappearance. That he can only speak in these slogans seems to not phase a single soul including the kindly single mother (Parker Posey - The House of Yes, Dazed and Confused) who agrees to take him into her house while a more permanent solution can be found (short on funding, the hospital cannot keep all of their patients). The mother has problems with her teenage daughter and apparently only the advertising slogan/riddles can help repair a damaged relationship. No ... it doesn't make sense. The executive is also wanted at his past place of employment and the mother also has to help overcome his past ties and hang-ups. It is just all too convenient ... and annoying. Commercials are short for a reason and taglines cannot be pushed non-stop for nearly an hour and a half. Avoid this ... just as Tivo and DVRs have allowed audiences to bypass annoying sales pitches in order to watch something better.

Thomas Williams
Thomas Williams

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