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"Democracy with a Smile"
  • R
  • 2012
  • 5.3  (1,151)
  • 41

Grassroots is a 2012 film that explores the underbelly of politics and the power of grassroots efforts. It stars Jason Biggs as Phil Campbell, a failed journalist who takes it upon himself to create a grassroots campaign for his friend Grant Cogswell, played by Joel David Moore, who is running for a seat on the Seattle City Council.

Grant is an eccentric, unemployed music critic who seems to be a bit of an underdog. Phil takes him under his wing and decides to use his journalistic skills to help Grant build a campaign from scratch. The two embark on a journey that takes them through the highs and lows of campaigning, from the initial buzz to the hard work required to make a real change.

One of the standout performances in Grassroots comes from Lauren Ambrose, who plays Phil's love interest, Emily. Emily is a pivotal figure in the film, acting as a voice of reason and a source of motivation for Phil as he takes on this daunting challenge.

The film's exploration of politics is refreshing and honest, showcasing the power of the everyday citizen to create real change in their community. The relationship between Grant and Phil is both endearing and entertaining, offering a glimpse into the world of grassroots campaigns and the personalities that drive them.

Overall, Grassroots is a film that effectively balances humor and heart, weaving together a compelling story that is both thought-provoking and entertaining. The performances from Biggs, Moore, and Ambrose are all top-notch, breathing life into a story that is not only engaging but also inspiring. It reminds us that change begins with one person, and that true power lies in the hands of the people.

Grassroots is a 2012 comedy. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3 and a MetaScore of 41.

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