Talladega Nights but With Politics

In Movies on August 9, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Last night, I was lucky enough to go to a free screening of “The Campaign” with my girlfriend courtesy of a friend. I love movies, as you all know, but I also love free movies. Will Ferrell movies, on the other hand, I am infatuated with, to the point where those movies should probably get a restraining order. Yes I know, you’re wondering why I didn’t include any Ferrell movies in my top 20 but that doesn’t mean I can’t still have an extremely inappropriate relationship with them. “Stepbrothers”? Hilarious. “Anchorman”? So damn funny and “Anchorman 2” is a movie that I am very much looking forward to watching. Even “Everything Must Go” and “Stranger Then Fiction”, two dramas for Ferrell,  were great. I think he is hilarious and random which makes him the perfect comedian for our generation.

“The Campaign” was directed by Jay Roach and stars Will Ferrell, Zack Galifndsfja0psk, his name is difficult to spell, Jason Sudeikis, and Dylan McDermott, you should be dead in Cali bro. Will Ferrell and Zack Galdsndjksf play Cam Brady and Marty Huggins respectively who are competing for the congressional throne of their district. Huggins, a buffoon who is verbally abused by his father, Bryan Cox,  and cannot open doors for some reason, is backed by the Motch brothers, played by John Lithgow, TRINITY!, and Dan Akroyd. They each try to outdo the other to try to win their election.

Like the title says, this movie is very similar to “Talladega Nights” which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it also isn’t the most creative either. They reuse the hilarious kid’s scene from “Nights”, “I’m going to come at you like a spider monkey!” and Ferrell has the trophy wife as well who is literally paid to be a trophy wife at one point. But like I said, this movie isn’t unfunny because of this.

Dylan Mcdermott, is hilarious and creepy throughout the movie often appearing in a shower or at the kitchen table but always with an apple ready to be chomped down on. I haven’t seen him in any comedies but I suspect he can fill the Rob Lowe Wayne’s World role pretty well.

Zack Galifankfuckit is pretty damn funny in this movie as well. He plays his alter ego Seth, those of you who don’t know who this is, watch “Between Two Ferns” quite well and utilizes that feminine voice to make awkward situations just that much more awkward. I love Zack but I hope he does not get pigeonholed because, and I say this with a heavy heart, they are making another Hangover movie.

This movie is also very quotable, as are most Ferrell movies and there are some great lines, which you will definitely remember and find yourself saying to your friends.

Ms. Yao, who is played by Karen Maruyama, is also worth mentioning. She has very little screen time in  this movie, but much like the maid from “Billy Madison” she is pretty damn funny and worth noting.

So, in conclusion, I would say that if you are a huge Will Ferrell or Zack Galifunigusdsn fan, then you should see this in the theater. But if you are not and  you are on the fence about it, then Netflix this when it comes out. It’s good, BUT it could have been better.


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