We all can admit politics can be more entertaining than movies. There’s drama, humor, goofy characters and even a bit of adultery. All this and more were made fun of and driven to ridiculous extremes in “The Campaign.” Will Ferrell starred as uber, Bushesque Cam Brady, a North Carolina governor who ran consistently unopposed.
In came lovable and slightly feminine Marty Huggins (Zach Galifinakis), who ran against him in order to please his disapproving father. What ensued was a deceitful, childish race that involved sex tapes, baby and dog punching and town hall brawls. All was done to point out the utter silliness of modern-day campaigning and how the public just eats it up.
It wasn’t as poignant a movie as it should have been and had a rather easy ending, but Ferrell and Galifinakis made superb rivals and were funny enough to make us all realize why politics are just so much fun.