The Campaign

Two movies in one day, and yet it still took me a week to write each review. I need to step up my game.

For my night cap last Sunday night, despite missing the exit off of I-15 for my local Cinemark, I was able to check out The Campaign, the latest comedy starring two of the biggest names in the business Will Ferrell, and Zach Galifianakis.

When long time congressman Cam Brady (Ferrell) is up for re-election, two wealthy CEO's decide it would be in their best business interest to create a bit of competition in the upcoming election. They need someone who will be able to win over the hearts of the public, yet still be willing to take direction from those who put him in a position of power. Enter loveable loser, Marty Huggins (Galifianakis).

Anytime you put two of the funniest comedians in the world together you are bound to create some laughs. It would truly be a work of Hollywood magic to not have scenes that make you laugh in 97 minutes with this cast. Throw Jason Sudeikis in and you've got yourself a comedic team worth voting for. However once you get past the primary information in this movie, you left staring at a hanging chad.

The movie feels like a lazy effort from writers Chris Henchy and Shawn Harwell. It would be like having two of the best basketball players in the world and not being able to win the world championship. Or in other words, the 2010-2011 Miami Heat. When you clearly have the capabilities to do more you frustrate your audience because they know what they should be seeing, and unfortunately what you produced resulted in one of the bigger disappointments of the summer movie season.

The Campaign
Directed by: Jay Roach
Written by: Chris Henchy and Shawn Harwell
Starring: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and Jason Sudeikis
My Rating: 1.75 out of 5
Would Gene Pick it?: No

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