Grassroots is a dramatic comedy about how the little guy can get somewhere in politics if he’s willing to take a few risks and get the right group of people behind him!Biggs is joined by Joel David Moore who plays Grant Cogswell and I get to find out just what it was about this rather unique and quirky story that needed to be turned into a film. I did really enjoy the movie and I think you will too. Check out my interview with the two lovely chaps below.
It’s 2001, before Twitter, before the flash mob and before Obama. A political unknown named Grant Cogswell (Joel David Moore) decides he must take down Seattle City Councilman Richard McIver (Cedric the Entertainer). Grant has only one dream, but it’s a big one: an elegant monorail gliding silently above the city’s wet streets, with only a tiny footprint–”like a kids’ lemonade stand!”–on the ground. He is apoplectic with rage over McIver’s mass transit proposal: a ground rail train he thinks will destroy lower class neighborhoods, wreak environmental harm on the local salmon population, and destroy the city. Grant has no campaign contributors, a tendency toward outbursts of profanity, and a snowball’s chance in hell–until he lures recently fired alternative-weekly reporter Phil Campbell (Jason Biggs) to run his campaign. Phil may be a political neophyte, but he has the tact that Grant lacks and a ‘what- the-hell-I-haven’t-got-anything-better-to-do’ attitude… until he recruits an army of wild-eyed young volunteers to back their unlikely crusade, and the impossible begins to happen.To be in with your chance of winning ths fab prize, simply answer the following question using the form below: