Posted by Abe Sauer on August 26, 2011 06:00 PM
Usually these days when talk turns to "product placement," it means a focus on the commercial dollars-for-exposure trade that's grown to overtake the term. But "product placement" isn't always about money. Sometimes, he placement of a product is as much a character development vehicle as a piece of dialogue, especially when that product is a vehicle.
Our Idiot Brother, a heartwarming comedy about a optimistic maroon and his sisters, uses product placement perfectly. On a number of the posters (as well as in the film itself) Our Idiot Brother casts the title charter in a pair of radioactively orange Crocs. This instantly says something about the character, as well as something about the product's brand.Continue reading...