R | | Comedy, Drama
A Democratic strategist helps a retired veteran run for mayor in a small, conservative Midwest town.
During breaks from filming, Jon Stewart and Steve Carell would go to the crowds of locals who gathered to watch, and sign autographs, take selfies and tell jokes.
This system, the way we elect people, it's terrifying. And exhausting. And I think it's driving us all insane.
When Jack Hastings goes to Gary Zimmer with his decision to run for mayor, Steve Carrell gets spooked being suddenly woken up to Chris Cooper watching him sleep and breaks one of the pieces to the headboard. Camera cuts from Cooper to Carrell, the headboard is now fixed.
There are many extra scenes after the closing credits start to roll. When it's about to end, Trevor Potter, former FEC chairman gives a brief, funny interview.