The Campaign [2012] Movie Review Recommendation

The Campaign [2012]

The Campaign, a political movie that’s supposed to be funny, why I should watch something like that, when I don’t follow politics? This is exactly the reason why should check it out. We are all very disappointed in our politicians and the government, but in some places that feeling turns from disappointment to desperation and from desperation comes satire, political satire. We already know that Will Ferrell does good Bush (giggity) and Zach is funny no matter what he does, but this is a chance to see him in a bit more flattering light after all the movies where he plays borderline retarded guy. This duet is the driving force behind The Campaign, along with Jason Sudeikis who did a standard Sudeikis, just like in any of his movies. The thing that I loved about this movie is the fact that they made fun of every possible aspect of a political campaign and shown it in its true light, dirty money fueled shit race to the top of the shit mountain (I just hope that they meet the shit demon).

The Campaign PosterCam Brady has it all, after four terms in Congress he’s about to run for the fifth time, unopposed. What he doesn’t know is that his benefactors, find him to be a bit of a liability to they find a guy to run against him, son of a major political figure Marty Huggins. With no rules, the campaign is open to anything.

Such as baby punching and many other fun activities. The humor can be categorized as the toilet humor, but this provides a nice contrast to all the glamor and fame of such an important position. Perhaps toilet humor is something that goes hand in hand with politics… Dirty deals that are done behind closed doors, far from the show that is being performed for the people of America (at least in the case of this movie, but things like this happen all over the world), corrupt politicians and other modern diseases are things that is very hard to get rid of, so at least we can have a few laughs…

Director: Jay Roach

Writers: Chris Henchy, Shawn Harwell, Adam McKay

Cast: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott, Dan Aykroyd, John Lithgow

Fun Facts: Note the the size of Cam Brady’s US Flag lapel pin. As he begins to flounder in the polls the flag grows until it is at least 4 to 5 times larger than the original.


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