‘The Campaign’- Movie Review Monday
I took a break from all of the political ads and mumbo jumbo and instead went and saw 'The Campaign', which makes fun of politics. It stars Will Ferrell as a Congressman running for re-election and Zach Galifianakis as a simple town member that is running against him. Zach's character is being backed by two billionaires that want to "run" the town for a profit who are played by good ol' Dan Aykroyd and John Lithgow. This movie kind of felt reminiscent of 'Trading Places' meaning the rich people trying to make a nobody into somebody so they can control him. If was really funny at times, crude and over the top at others. I have come to expect that from a Will Ferrell movie though, so it wasn't really a surprise.
Will Ferrell was loud and obnoxious a couple of times which I didn't really think had to be in the movie but what do I know? Zach's character was hilarious though. Its worth seeing it just for him.
If you need a break from politics and want to laugh at them then this is your flick.
I give 'The Campaign' 3 out of 5 political ads.
'The Campaign' is Rated R for crude sexual content, language and brief nudity.