Grassroots (2012)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  9 November 2012 (UK)
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After losing his job, a journalist reluctantly agrees to help his oddball friend with his bid to earn a seat on the Seattle City Council.



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Credited cast:
Emily Bowen
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Richard McIver
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After losing his job, a journalist reluctantly agrees to help his oddball friend with his bid to earn a seat on the Seattle City Council.

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Democracy with a smile


Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 November 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Candidatos à Encrenca  »

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$6,497 (USA) (22 June 2012)


$6,497 (USA) (22 June 2012)

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Did You Know?


In promotional YouTube videos you can see cameo appearances by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, his spokesperson Aaron Pickus and Cary Moon, director of the People's Waterfront Coalition. Grant Cogswell wrote a feature-length story in the Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger about how McGinn, Pickus, Moon and many others were carrying his vision of a more equitable and sustainable transportation system. They are featured in a monorail scene and are sitting in the background, chatting with other passengers. See more »


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Best Political Movie Ever!!
25 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went to this movie thinking that it was going to see a serious political statement movie, but instead it was a really funny political comedy. I laugh my butt off. Jason Biggs and David Joel Moore are really really funny together. Im voting to see more movies with those two characters. Plus its a very interesting topic!! The casting all around was excellent. Cedric just rocked the house!! This movie was shot in Seattle, and they were able to capture the beauty and the root of what this town is all about. Go see it, its heart warming, funny and nevertheless provides an important message. The meaning of what Grassroots is all about, is delivered in this movie.

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