The Campaign (2012)

3 Nov

Maybe it is because I have strong feelings about the election, or maybe it’s because we only watch Sprout/The History Channel/OnDemand in this house, none of which show campaign attack ads, but it seems like I’m the only person in this country who is not completely burned out on hearing about election-related things.  Relatedly, I’ve been eagerly waiting for The Campaign to hit OnDemand.

In The Campaign, Will Farrell is Cam Brady, incumbent politician and darling of the establishment who has gone a bit off his rocker.  Scared off by his erratic tactics, the establishment picks a new frontman– Marty Huggins.  In this campaign, they both go for throats.

The Campaign was hilarious.  Granted, I think pretty much anything Will Farrell is in is hilarious.  This movie worked especially well because it is timely, but also because neither of the chracters are modeled on actual current candidates.  That would have been tiresome.  But both Cam Brady and Marty Huggins are so absurdly unique, the movie is a lot of fun.

So now we’re back to the real campaign.  Mr. Beez and I have a bottle of champagne for Tuesday night, either to toast the victory of our candidate, or to drown the sorrows of his loss.

Everyone enjoy your extra hour of sleep tonight! And consider spending Tuesday night watching The Campaign instead of stressing out in front of TV coverage of the polls (like I’ll be doing).

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One Response to “The Campaign (2012)”

  1. laceyjbrown November 4, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    Added to Netflix. 😀
    We better be toasting!!

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