by Pouya G. Asadi
In lieu of the approaching months leading into our Presidential Election, the comedic precision of Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and producer Adam McKay shines a light down a dark tunnel along with Austin Powers director Jay Roach. Most of these gentlemen have delivered hits in the past including Step Brothers and Anchorman, but when the “Dream Team” gives up the task of writing the screenplay to a bunch of “noobs,” delivery can be difficult to reach. The Campaign does do an amazing job of setting up the story however, introducing long-time North Carolina Congressman Cam Brady (Ferrell) has his term coming to an end which opens an opportunity for shop-owner Marty Huggins (Zach G.) to challenge him. The actual breakdown of Ferrell’s Cam Brady is a mix of Ron Burgundy, George “W,” and one of those dudes from Jersey Shore. As for Galifianakis, Huggins is a chance for Zach’s alter-ego, “Seth” Galifianakis to finally break out for his first film role. The chemistry between Zach and Ferrell is there, but in the end, The Campaign ends with what we call a COW (cowardice of the writer). Ultimately, if you’re a fan of Ferrell’s crude humor, this is definitely a film for you. If not, then look again because I’m sure he’ll will be on the poster for a new movie by next month.