Brand: A Second Coming

Brand: A Second Coming
  • 2015
  • UK / US
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ondi Timoner
  • Cast: Russell Brand, Simon Amstell, Barbara Brand, Ron Brand
  • UK release: 23 October 2015

Disorganised and unfocused documentary about comedian, actor, lothario and political provocateur Russell Brand, which largely succeeds because of its subject's car-crash charisma. Despite the over-reliance on soundbites it has interesting things to say about Brand, his fame and his all-too-common combination of needy self-absorption and serious awareness of his own shortcomings.

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Brand: A Second Coming

19 Oct 20153 stars

Messy but thought-provoking look at the titular entertainer, from Ondi Timoner

This portrait of the notorious comedian, actor, lothario, addict and political provocateur Russell Brand is messily constructed, but largely succeeds despite itself, in no small part because of the car-crash charisma of its subject. Director Ondi…

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