Steve Carell and Rose Byrne play conflicting campaign consultants who are lending support to opposing mayoral candidates in the small struggling town of Deerhaken, Wisconsin. They use all their resources available to get their candidates elected. Hilarity ensues throughout the movie as Jon Stewart (producer/director) pokes fun at everyone. The media, fundraisers, politicians, etc. The movie has an equally clever outcome.
I enjoyed the movie immensely! Especially in this toxic political climate, it was refreshing to see everyone made of fun of. Some of the critics did not like the movie in part because of this. I think it is important to laugh at ourselves and the absurdity of all this.
Starring: Steve Carell, Rose Byrne, and Chris Cooper
Directed by: Jon Stewart
Review by Julie C.