sake of not having to write the same intro a million
different ways throughout the rest of time, just know that
this column avoids the overly long and sometimes dull
process of full film reviews and instead opts to break
things down based on what I thought going in, what happened
while I was there and what I learned at the end of it all.
Hope that's OK.
Breakdown - The Campaign
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis team up in a political
comedy where they presumably do an enormous amount of silly
stuff and yell at each other a lot.
Naturally, there's a lot of craziness and screaming in
The Campaign. It is, however, what Will Ferrell
and Zach Galifianakis do best, so you should not be even a
little surprised by this. What you may not be prepared
for, though, is the amount of heart that the film has.
And it's not just hidden away deep beneath the outrageously
crude acts that run the gamut from sexist to racist.
Nope, it's proudly displayed on a big shiny button that's
pinned to the sleeve of The Campaign, and when you're
not laughing out loud, you're torn between the desperate
incumbent who clearly won't know what to do if he loses the
election, and the naive newcomer that's in way over his
head. If you've got a quick hour and a half to spare,
then give The Campaign a chance. It's
definitely a funny movie.
PS - There's a character in The Campaign that's one
of the most racist (and admittedly hilarious) things I've
ever seen on a screen.
Comedies are at their best when they have heart.
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