Friday, August 10, 2012

A very funny movie

Tonight we saw The Campaign on its opening day.   It is a very funny movie, for adults.  Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrill play off each other well.  The supporting cast also adds to the fun.   The script has a couple of what some people might judge as flaws - there are some cliches (the Motch Brothers are the villains) and there are some scenes and some language in the movie that might prove offensive to some viewers and finally the ending is a bit odd. There are clear references to John Edwards, who as a failed politician is worthy of satire.  The movie pokes fun at the image builders and the vacuous nature of much of political discussion.  But this is still one of the funniest movies I have seen in a long time.   Ferrill is the incumbent in the movie and Galifianakis is the challenger.   Dylan McDermott adds some interesting twists to the movie.  

If you want a serious critique of the current state of political campaigns this is not the movie for you.   But if you want a looney look at campaigns taken to the extreme - go see the movie!

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