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Good movie. My husband who doesn't watch many movies really enjoyed this one. It was a funny movie that kept your attention because you never knew what was going to happen next. Enjoyed it. I will buy this movie when it comes out on me dvd.
This is a very funny movie! Our theater was completely full and people laughed during the entire movie. I would highly recommend this movie!
This MOVIE looks good on the TRAILER but i am gonna have to wait til it comes on DVD to see it i guess i hate that this theater is full of roaches and it bother me that they are still OPEN nasty
If Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum were two candidates running for congressional office in North Carolina, they'd be Marty and Cam who are the main characters in this movie. To be totally honest, the last Will Ferrell movie I actually laughed out loud at was Anchorman, since then I wished he'd just go back to SNL and stop playing the same character in every broad comedy he makes. But Zach G (sorry, I can't spell his last name) is SOOOOOOO freakin funny in this movie that I almost wet myself every time he appeared on screen. He plays a total idiot simpleton from the South (they're always from the South, ya?) who decides that he wants to wield some power. So two very powerful men obviously inspired by the Koch brothers send a political kingmaker (Dylan McDermott) out to manage his campaign so he can really just do their bidding. It's a really biting satire on how politics works these days (I hope the Supreme Court is paying attention. . . Citizens united . . . ahem ahem) because this is where we already are. We can only laugh at it because it is so scary it's funny.
I thought this film was alright and I guess it is worth seeing in the theaters if you have nothing better to see. I was really looking forward this film because of the cast and the whole idea and I was a bit disappointed with this comedy. I mean with the due like Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis you expect big laughs and some outrageous comedy, unfortunately I did not get any of that. I felt that the script of this film was holding those two great comedians back and I really wish i could see them in full swing. Overall, I was quite disappointed with this film and I think most people will feel the same.
I did not really like this film and I do not recommend seeing it in the theaters because it was not really funny. It is one of those comedies that you are really excited about and in the end you are disappointed because they did not live up to your expectations. I thought with two amazing comedians like Ferrell and Galifianakis this film will be amazing but it was just mediocre and I only laughed couple of times. It is a shame because this comedy had so much potential and a great idea, however the script was incomplete and because of that the two comedians could not do what they do best.
If you're looking for a witty satire that makes fun of the modern political process, then watch The Daily Show or The Colbert Report. This is a screamingly hilarious movie that makes you reach for your stomach because you'll be laughing so hard. If you like movies like "The Hangover" and "Talladega Nights" then you'll definitely find this one right up your alley. It's about how a small time average family man named Marty (Zach G) tries to take down a professional smarmy politician named Cam (W. Ferrell) and how they come up right to eve of the election in a dead heat. It shows how politicians and politician wannabes go to insane lengths to outdo each other by lying, tricking, and manipulating the public with a performance that is a true blue farce in every sense of the word. I think Will Ferrell really does the best job he's done since The Anchorman in this movie, and Zach G is just spot on. He plays a really bumbling dummy and it's hard not to like him because he's so convinced of his own goodness. Watching them spar and trade barbs had me laughing all the way through. I hope there is a sequel, this is surefire hit!
I went to see this movie because of my boyfriend who is MADLY in love with Zach Galifianakis. He think he's the funniest man who ever EVER lived. No joke. I think he's pretty funny too in an offbeat way (he was so endearing in The Hangover) but sometimes I feel like he's just a one trick pony (though it is a clever trick). He's still much more tolerable than Will Ferrell whose antics I grew tired of a long, looong time ago. I liked him on SNL but his movies are all basically the same. I wish he would try something different or more restrained. He has tried a few things but they haven't clicked at the box office in the way he had hoped, I guess. This movie had some funny moments, especially in the first half when we are getting to know the character of Marty (played by ZG) but then things get wacky and wackier until all the logic in the movie has completely gone out the window. I generally can't stand politics in real life, but even this movie didn't make me want to know any more about politics or the political process. It's a two star movie, imho. The third star goes to Dylan McDermott who is oh so good looking. He's the only reason to see this movie... YUM.
Alright, so let me just confess right off the bat that perhaps against my better judgment and sense of decorum, I laughed A LOT during this movie. Yes, it’s pretty base, and yes, it goes straight for the scrotum, but the way in which Zach Galifiankis makes the humor work really went over well with my funny bone.
Galifiankis plays Marty Huggins (even the name makes me laugh), a simple, perennially cheerful, and admittedly effete family man who decides to run for local congressional office just to spite a bully. His opponent is the establishment guy Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) who is as douche baggy a guy you can possibly imagine in existence. He doesn’t come from the Tea Party: he comes from the Teat Party of North Carolina, where he serves as the eternal provider of backwoods nourishment to his constituents that frankly don’t (and probably can’t) know better.
Enter the two campaign managers that promise to make this a race to remember: there’s Mitch (Jason Sudekis) who works for Cam and Tim Wattley (the criminally handsome Dylan McDermott) who works for Marty Higgins. The two campaign managers bring the race to a dead heat before election day until the you-know-what REALLY hits the ceiling fan. The climax is crazy, sick, kooky, and more. For what it’s worth, I enjoyed it.
The best and biggest laughs belong in the first half of the film – whether or not you enjoy the second half’s antics will depend upon your predilection for Will Ferrell’s brand of juvenile humor. To be honest, his shtick is getting kind of old now that he’s pushing 50. There has to be something out there that’s just as funny as watching grown men behave like toddlers throwing tantrums, but Ferrell does make an attempt to make this movie slightly (and I mean very slightly) more urbane.
Ferrell is his usual middle aged brat self, but Galifiankis really owns the film. He plays Marty as a man who is everything he shouldn’t be: ambitious when he has no talent, married with kids when he’s probably gay, and full of sincere honesty when he’s really just a self-deluded opportunist. Sarah Palin would be proud.
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