Movie review: The CampaignPublished 12:00pm Saturday, August 18, 2012
4 out of 5 stars
Starring the comical Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis comes a movie about a congressman named Cam Brady (Ferrell) who has won the last five terms because no one runs against him. But now, he has a challenger in Marty Huggins (Galifianakis).
It appears Huggins is just another brainless person, but Cam Brady quickly learns, that he could be in trouble. They later become rivals, and trash each other, mainly in their commercials. The race to become the next congressman is on.
From the opening moment, there are non-stop jokes that are original and bizarre. The jokes aren’t just focused on one character; everyone gets their chance.
When you watch a comedy about politics, you would never think the story would be important. They do a great job focusing on the story but at the same time, making sure they add the humor.
This movie deserves, more credit than it is getting. Running against a weekend with a “Bourne” movie, I knew it had no chance to top the box office. “The Campaign” is just as good as another comedy that came out this year, “Ted,” and should be getting just as good reviews.
In addition to its outstanding humor, the movie has an amazing message that makes the trip the theater more worthwile.. There is talk in Hollywood already for “The Campaign 2.”
This could be one of the great comedies of 2012.