I went to “The Campaign” starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis last night. It had been so long since I laughed in a movie theater that I almost forgot what it was like or if it was even socially acceptable. Well, I laughed more in the first five minutes than I have in the last five movies combined.
“The Campaign” delves into the North Carolina District 14 Congressional race between Ferrell and Galifianakis. Ferrell plays a cross between Ricky Bobby and Ron Burgundy. And Galifianakis plays a wimpy, fanny pack wearing dolt.
The political story line and gags are timely and oftentimes hysterically accurate. The movie takes an obviously exaggerated view of political campaigns but some of the subject matter is very real.
One thing very striking to me about “The Campaign” is that this movie is much more “hardcore” than your average Will Ferrell offering. It carries an ‘R’ rating for good reason. The “F” word makes about 200 appearances in the movie and some of the gags go quite a bit further than you expect from a Ferrell effort. But I’m not preaching and I’m not complaining.
“The Campaign” is very funny and fans of Ferrell and Galifianakis will not be disappointed.
3.5 stars out of 5.
Small popcorn, small Diet Coke, and chocolate covered almonds. Don’t judge me. It doubled as my dinner. Or as we called it in Stephen, supper.