Movie Review: The Campaign


Just in time for the upcoming election season, Will Farrell and crew have come up with a comedy about a local election for a seat in Congress. The main idea behind the film is that a big corporation tries many ways to buy an election to result in increased profits for their company. Pulling from the real life super PACS, they throw money at candidates. The candidates themselves, Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) and Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis) don't realize that they are being manipulated during the election.

The campaigns of both candidates show viewers the inner workings of creating political ads and how the truth is blurred to get a message across. This went beyond just the main characters and was visible through the secondary characters as well, specifically the candidates' families.

I'm going to just get this out there; this is the Will Farrell of SNL fame. This film reminds me of why I originally found Farrell funny and goes back to the roots of his comedy genius. From physical comedy, to zanny one-liners, I found myself laughing almost the entire time.

My personal opinion of this film is that almost everyone will leave it laughing. It will however also make you think about this upcoming election and what is really going on in those strategy meetings and behind the cameras and news reporters. The timing of this films release was not an accident. There is one final scene during the credits that showed the after effects of the election. Stay to see it because it just adds to the humor.

The Campaign will be released nation wide on August 10, 2012. Multiple franchises have coupons available for their concession stands so check their Facebook pages.

Movie Rating for The Campaign

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