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Grassroots (2012)

Grassroots

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

June 22, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Studio

The Samuel Goldwyn

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Stephen Gyllenhaal

Producer

Peggy Rajski, Michael Huffington

Screenwriter

Stephen Gyllenhaal, Justin Rhodes

Starring

Story


It's 2001, before Twitter, before the flash mob and before Obama. A political unknown named Grant Cogswell (Joel David Moore) decides he must take down Seattle City Councilman Richard McIver (Cedric the Entertainer). Grant has only one dream, but it's a big one: an elegant monorail gliding silently above the city's wet streets, with only a tiny footprint--"like a kids' lemonade stand!"--on the ground. He is apoplectic with rage over McIver's mass transit proposal: a ground rail train he thinks will destroy lower class neighborhoods, wreak environmental harm on the local salmon population, and destroy the city. Grant has no campaign contributors, a tendency toward outbursts of profanity, and a snowball's chance in hell--until he lures recently fired alternative-weekly reporter Phil Campbell (Jason Biggs) to run his campaign. Phil may be a political neophyte, but he has the tact that Grant lacks and a 'what- the-hell-I-haven't-got-anything-better-to-do' attitude... until he recruits an army of wild-eyed young volunteers to back their unlikely crusade, and the impossible begins to happen.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a campaign movie for viewers who, if they care about politics at all, certainly don't require the full Sorkin treatment..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]
“..a witty, well-cast, sometimes ingeniously paced political comedy..”
by John Hartl [Seattle Times]