Number of Times Seen – 1 (29 Jun 2020)
Brief Synopsis – A political strategist travels to a small town in Wisconsin in order to help a veteran soldier win the job of mayor.
My Take on it – This is a movie that I heard about a few weeks ago and was really interested in seeing because I have always been a fan of Jon Stewart (writer/director) and of Steve Carell (actor).
As a team in this film, they work so well together in trying to create a tone for this film and its story.
The film does go a bit too far in certain scenes over the course of the movie, but overall, it still manages to work.
Love the way that this movie is unafraid to try and show the various pitfalls and problems one faces while running a political campaign.
At the same time, they also show how it is possible to affect change through these campaigns if done properly.
The film has great dialogue yet it comes across a bit uneven along the way since some scenes work really well while others that go too far are hurt by things.
The story is constantly evolving and the fact that they are constantly “rolling with the punches” helps make it even more entertaining to watch.
The supporting cast is also great here and they help keep tings staying very enjoyable to watch as things begin to unfold and unravel at the same time.
Bottom Line – Stewart and Carell are great together even if this film goes a bit over the top now and again. The film does a great job showing some of the pitfalls of political campaigns while also showing how it is very possible to find ways to affect change in these kind of situations. The dialogue is unfortunately very uneven here and some scenes work really well while other are a bit too much. The movie finds a way to roll with the punches and that helps the story evolve as things progress. The supporting cast is also great and that helps make things even more enjoyable to watch unfold. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Partially inspired by the 2017 special election for Georgia’s 6th congressional district, where the Democratic and Republican parties and groups supporting them spent more than 55 million dollars combined – the most expensive House Congressional election in U.S. history. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)
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