“Everything can be bought and sold. Even you." Imagine being only able to speak in advertising slogans—unable to communicate other than in a marketing-laden, jargony type of way—24/7.
That’s the premise of a new indie film titled—appropriately enough, “And Now A Word From Our Sponsor”---hitting theaters “Coast to Coast” on May 10.
Here’s the storyline:
Adan Kundle, CEO of a major advertising agency (played by tar Trek actor Bruce Greenwood), 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. Karen gradually uncovers Adan’s background and his antagonistic business relationship with Lucas Foster, 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.
"You deserve a break today"--go see "And Now A Word from Our Sponsor"