Saturday, October 10, 2015

Movie Review: ‘Brand: A Second Coming’ allows a comedian to be serious

By A.O. Scott
Russell Brand in the documentary "Brand: A Second Coming." Credit Ignite Channel
There are a lot of famous people — pop stars, movie stars, artists, athletes — who use their celebrity to bring attention to issues that concern them. “Brand: A Second Coming,” Ondi Timoner’s exhausting new documentary, does the opposite. It uses a handful of urgent global problems — climate change, poverty, corporate power, political corruption — to call attention to Russell Brand. [link]

Brand: A Second Coming” is rated R (Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian). Raunchy language.