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The Campaign 2012

  • Jay Roach
  • August 10, 2012
  • 85 mins
  • English
  • Comedy
May The Best Loser Win.
The film follows two rival politicians (Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis) who are trying to win an election to represent their small North Carolina congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.


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The Green Day* song at the end really sums up the juvenile attempt at political satire that you just finished watching. So if you like the kind of tired juvenile satire you'd expect from a Jay Leno monologue and/or you like bad Will Ferrell comedies this is probably right up your alley; if you go in expecting it to rise above that you'll be disappointed. It's your standard Ferrell comedy sprinkled with bad satire, it even has a lazy Trading Places-esque spin on the Koch brothers. But I'm sure that was lost on the target audience of this film. 100% not surprised one of the writers was also responsible for Land of the Lost.

  • - I like Green Day. I'm liberal (Canadian liberal, not sure how that translates in America... probably pinko commie). But 90% of the time Billie Joe Armstrong talks or sings about politics it is the level of political understanding you'd expect from a teenager who listens to pop stars for all of their news information.
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Starts out really slow, but every moment with Will Ferrell is hilarious. If someone could just cut out all the scenes that don't have Will Ferrell, this would be a 10/10. Also, some great Green Day at the end.

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Good for a laugh, but completely forgettable.

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