Box Office: $0.0M
PRINCIPAL CASTJason Biggs, Joel David Moore, Cobie Smulders, Cedric the Entertainer, Christopher McDonald, Lauren Ambrose, Tom Arnold, D.C. Pierson, Emily Bergl, Todd Stashwick
WRITERStephen Gyllenhaal, Justin Rhodes
True story. Grant Cogswell is a short-tempered, unemployed music critic — an oddball outsider with a predilection for wearing polar bear suits, and a deep love for Seattle. Cogswell thinks he can harness the power of the people to improve his city. And heÊ¼s right. Almost.
ItÊ¼s 2001 -- before Twitter, before the flash mob, before Obama, and Cogswell decides he must do the impossible: run against an incumbent city council member whoÊ¼s already raised a huge campaign war chest and sewn up all the cityÊ¼s biggest political endorsements.
Grant dreams of an elegant monorail gliding silently above the cityÊ¼s wet streets, and he is apoplectic with rage that McIverÊ¼s alternate mass transit proposal is a costly idea that would destroy the cityÊ¼s lower class neighborhoods.
Grant has a snowballÊ¼s chance in hell of winning his campaign until he lures recently fired alternative-weekly reporter Phil Campbell to run his campaign. Phil may be a campaign neophyte, but he has the tact that Grant lacks, and frankly he canÊ¼t think of anything better to do with his time.
Things start to look really bad until Grant attracts an army of wild-eyed young volunteers to back his unlikely crusade, and the impossible begins to happen. ItÊ¼s politics. But not as usual.
pervasive language and brief drug use
Samuel Goldwyn Films