Plot: Successful Democratic campaigner Gary Zimmer is in despair due to the results of the 2016 election. Gary is shown a viral video of Marine Colonel Jack Hastings giving a speech standing up for the undocumented immigrant population living in his hometown of Deerlaken, Wisconsin. Deciding that if he can run Hastings as the Democratic mayoral candidate in the next election, he can convince the American people in the heartland to vote democrat in the next presidential election. Arriving in Deerlaken, Gary immediately finds his city slicker Washington DC attitude contrasting to the townspeople more rural mannerisms.
Gary soon meets Hastings and his daughter Diana and pitches his idea. Hastings initially declines considering himself more of a conservative and having no real interest in politics, but later relents and agrees to run under the condition that Gary runs his campaign. Hastings recruits his friends and neighbors as volunteers for the campaign. However, setbacks soon arise including the fact that most of the town is conservative and the fact that the incumbent Mayor Braun is being funded by the Republican National Committee. The RNC also sends down Faith Brewster, Gary’s nemesis, to counter Gary.
Runtime: 101 min
Release Date: 26 Jun 2020
Starcast: Steve Carell, Rose Byrne, Chris Cooper, Brent Sexton, Will Sasso
Director(s): Jon Stewart
Genre: Comedy, Drama,