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The Campaign

Screwball political comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis.

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  • Dec 16, 2012
A funny satire on the way politics are played in America currently. It allows a lot of room for its laughs to drive its story. Ferrell and Galifianakis both do a good job as congressional candidates; cartoonish, definitely funny and surely exaggerated. It was also nice to see that the film’s best material wasn’t shown in theaters.

It does also take it shots as to how rich corporations are running politics and how the money invested in them are ruining America. There is also some jabs as to how outsourcing jobs have ruined the country’s economy. I also enjoyed the way it poke fun at the politicians who break promises and how the image they project are either an ‘image’ or something made up to gain votes.



I suppose while the film does take its jabs, it does hold back a little and I do believe that it should’ve gone for broke. It should’ve been as absurd as it possibly could and pulled no punches. “The Campaign” can be raunchy and even silly, but it sure had some heart. [3 ½ Out of 5 Stars]

 
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December 20, 2012
This was pretty good.
 
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review by . September 28, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
  It's fair to say that both Will Ferrell and Zack Galifiniakis are in top form in this excellent comedy whose release coincides with the Presidential Election campaign.    Ferrell excels in playing over the top alpha male type characters, and his years of impersonating Bush for example on SNL pays off handsomely in this entertaining romp, because he truly can adopt that type of presence.    I was half expecting another formulaic comedy, yet the …
review by . August 17, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
**1/2 out of ****    2012 is election year yet again, so the release of a political comedy such as "The Campaign" is timed appropriately. It's a perfectly entertaining over-the-top farce that allows us, for just a few hours at a time, take a step back from our political views and simply regard it as one big joke. We kind of need movies like this once in a while, and that's why we only get them once in a while (since the demand is not really that high for political films of both …
review by . August 20, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         Four years ago, in the months leading to the election of Barack Obama, the film Swing Vote was released, a political satire in which the outcome of a presidential race depended on the vote of just one man, played by Kevin Costner. There was a funny, intelligent, observant film; it wasn’t about who Costner’s character would ultimately vote for so much as what the candidates were willing to do in order to win him over. It’s now 2012, …
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