Friday, August 10, 2012

The Campaign


Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis go head to head in a campaign running for Congress, and of course, comedy ensues.  Ferrell play the incumbent, who generally runs unopposed.  Galifianakis plays a nerdy and effeminate local who gets pulled into the race by wealthy special interest tycoons, played by Dan Aykroyd and John Lithgow (the Mortimer and Randolph of a new generation, so to speak).  And then the political debates and campaigning begins.  But who cares about the plot?  The real debates took place before the screening.  Would this Ferrifianakis vehicle be any good?  Would the comedy flow freely and heartily or fall flat?  Well I'm pleased to report that it's actually a fairly funny, fairly likeable, and fairly short film that makes for a fairly fun viewing.  It's no 'Ted', but if you're in the mood for some outrageous comedy, then check it out this weekend.

Grade: B

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