Synopsis

Based on the documentary by Rachel Boynton, which outlined the American political campaign marketing tactics employed in the real-life 2002 Bolivian presidential election. When a group of American consultants accept the challenge of getting an unpopular Bolivian president re-elected, they realize they need help. Tracking down retired maverick political consultant Jane Bodine (Bullock) to her cabin in the woods, they persuade her to lead the team--a decision they quickly come to regret, as "Calamity" Jane begins to live up to her nickname, unleashing her very own brand of chaos on the campaign. Just as all seems lost, the loathsome Pat Candy (Thornton), Jane's worst enemy, arrives in town to work for the opposition. Suddenly things become personal and as the battle begins the consultants get to see Jane the legend in action.