• Grassroots (2012)

Grassroots

Release Date: July 13th, 2012

DVD Release Date: October 2nd, 2012

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

An oddball candidate's (Joel David Moore) campaign for city council gains real momentum with the help of a recently fired journalist (Jason Biggs) and an army of enthusiastic volunteers.

Cast: Jason Biggs, Joel David Moore, Lauren Ambrose, Cobie Smulders, Tom Arnold, Christopher McDonald, Cedric the Entertainer , Emily Bergl

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: MRB Productions, Votiv Films

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 25
    Kyle SmithNew York Post

    At first glance, Grassroots doesn't seem like much of an idea for a movie. Nor at second, third or fourth glance. Your fifth glance will be at your watch, and at sixth glance your eyelids will be getting very, very heavy. show more

  • 55
    NPR

    Grassroots is a movie where bad ideas, because they're the ones championed by the "correct" side, are king. It never acknowledges that sometimes idealism is just another kind of manipulation. show more

  • 50
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    A campaign movie for viewers who, if they care about politics at all, certainly don't require the full Sorkin treatment. show more

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