Following the Talladega Nights blueprint of southern dimwits, Will Ferrell returns this time as Congressman Cam Brady, the unopposed governor of a South Carolina town.
Really adding nothing new, a re-run of most other Ferrell vehicles, his latest is probably the weakest in a long line of slowly diminishing laughs, but with some ever brilliantly quotable one-liners, improvisation and a supporting roster of comedy legends, the Ferrell brand of comedy may have some campaign legs left. Effectively putting his George Bush TV impersonation on the big screen, Ferrell’s douchebag is challenged when effeminate, Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis) runs for election as the frontman of a corporate backed campaign to insource Chinese labour into the US!?
Funny? Yes, but not by a landslide, The Campaign still provides a marginal victory of laughs and absurdity.