Written and directed by Jon Stewart, this comedy film is about a political strategist’s efforts in trying to secure Democrat votes from a Republican town. Gary (Steve Carell) thinks that the key to converting supporters for the Democratic National Committee is backing the mayoral bid of a retired US Marine in a predominantly right-wing town in Wisconsin. But when the Republican National Committee discovers this strategy, they send in their political strategist, Faith (Rose Byrne), who happens to be Gary’s long-time nemesis in the political arena. Chris Cooper co-stars.~Olivia Cantor
If you were looking for a comedy, forget it. This isn't a laugh a minute. It has cute and maybe funny moments but it seems that the story is sort of a morality play.
To put simply, it's a story about money, politics, and people. The story is trying to convey is the problem of money in politics and the results it produces. With Steve Carrell, one would think it would be more humorous but subject and movie are short on laughs for me personally.
It's not a bad move. It doesn't have the gravity of a drama or enough humor to provide alot of laughs. It's worth a see but don't expect too much.
Wonderful film that pokes at both sides of the America political system while showing some of the real problems with the election system in our country. I could not have better explained the hypocrisy of BOTH major US parties if I had tried. John Stewart nailed it. It perfectly shows, in my opinion, how the Republicans and Democrats are out of touch with the people they serve but also don't actually care about helping them. And be sure to watch through the credits for a further reality check. To have your eyes at least partially opened - don't miss it.
This movie is really funny. Steve Carell delivers as you'd expect him to. Rose Byrne's character is also funny, and she gets some great digs into Carell's character. It has a surprising ending that won't disappoint, and then you'll ask yourself how close it is to reality.
You'll want to watch it again and again.