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About the Movie
Based on a true story Grassroots follows the story of Grant, an eccentric, short-tempered, unemployed music critic with a tendency to wear polar bear suits who decides to run for office in Seattle. Passionate but tactless, Grant coaxes his recently fired journalist friend Phil, to be his political adviser. With Grant's zeal and Phil's political savvy they attract a ragtag group of volunteers. Together they wage an exhilarating, hilarious grassroots campaign that brings this oddball dynamic duo to the very brink of victory.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 29
- Fresh: 15
- Rotten: 14
- Average Rating: 5.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Although it only glosses the mechanics of local politics, it exudes an endearingly scruffy charm.
Rotten: Poli-sci students may roll their eyes at true story of an upstart campaign for Seattle City Council.
Rotten: Grassroots disingenuously has it both ways, reducing politics first to a David-versus-Goliath adventure, and then to an everyone-is-cool bowl of mush.
Fresh: [Jason Biggs] is great here as the reluctant idealist torn between sense and optimism.
With its concept and large cast, this should have been more powerful, or funny, or emotional, or empowering, or heartfelt, or something. But it's just not.
Movie was wonderful, It made me want to run for office and make change in this world. I haven't felt this way after a film since Inconvenient Truth when I started a recycling program at my work. I hope you get a chance to see this movie and it inspires you!
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 2012
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