Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in The Campaign. Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Will Ferrell plays the arrogant incumbent NC Congressman, who’s challenged by prissy, inept Zach Galifianakis. Thus begins the crazy, cutthroat battle with lots of absurd situations. The comedy is sometimes clever and amusing, while some of the jokes fall flat. Director Jay Roach, who’s comfortable in this wacky world, manages to keep the energy up and push enough outrageous buttons. Ferrell is predictably comical, while Galifianakis is more inventive and fun. This may not be as original or funny as some of the other films by this team, but there’s plenty in this political satire to entertain.
GAY ANGLE: Zach’s effeminate character is married, but it’s Will who confesses to a college fling.
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