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No one’s ever going to accuse a movie in which a character goes by the nickname of “ticklesh**s” of being particularly witty, but it takes a special kind of genius to deploy lowbrow humour in the service of scathing political commentary. In ’s , two North Carolinian democrats scramble over a seat in Congress, oblivious that the strings of the election are being pulled by a wealthy, nefarious Super PAC. The mud-slinging escalates to outrageous heights, with sex tapes, gunshot wounds, a children’s book about an all-inclusive paradise called “Rainbow Land” (or is it a communist manifesto?), and even everyone’s favourite Jack Russell Terrier youtube to mp4 software, Uggie, used as devastating weapons in each candidate’s arsenal. ’s Cam Brady and ’ Marty Huggins come to blows on multiple occasions, and despite the operatic ridiculousness of the whole thing, it feels like only a slight exaggeration of real-life politics. Sure, The Campaign may be reality switched to ’11′, but the ongoing battles between Obama and Romney, Gillard and Abbott, common-sense and madness, and most significantly, issues and irrelevancies, are already amped up to ’10′.

Roach (, ) returns to form following the execrable, talent-squandering . Having recently helmed two excellent political dramas for HBO (Recount, concerning the 2000 debacle in Florida, and Game Change, depicting Sarah Palin’s selection for Republican V.P. nominee), he must be relieved to use his swift, astute storytelling talents on a fake, less depressing, albeit only slightly sillier scenario. At a brisk 85 minutes, The Campaign covers a lot of ground and delivers a steady stream of gags before making a quick exit. Celebrating its brevity should not be seen as a backhanded compliment. Fact is, we now live in an age where requires two and a half hours to tell the tale of robots punching one another. The shorter, the sweeter.

Cam Brady is a mixture of the lady-killing Bill Clinton and the impervious-to-logic George W. Bush (who Ferrell memorably mocked on SNL throughout the former President’s tenure). He’s held his seat uncontested for eight years, running on a platform of “America, Jesus, and Freedom.” His popularity begins to wane when just one of his many, many extramarital exploits is unveiled, forcing Washington Kingmakers Glenn () and Wade () Motch to consider Marty Huggins, son of super-rich local Raymond (), as a malleable successor. In a inspired move, the Motches position the kindly, effete flv to swf software, idealistic oddball Marty to be their patsy, so they might build a series of Chinese sweatshops in his district (think of how much they’ll save on shipping!). Shadowy campaign manager Tim Wattley () rides into town and strips Marty down; rebuilding him as a genuine threat to the incumbent, eradicating from him all morality, and ensuring that Marty agrees all’s fair in love and American politics.

Galifianakis and Ferrell make for appealing adversaries, and they’ve got wonderful comic performers by their side, especially? as Brady’s long-suffering adviser, as Marty’s wife, and, surprisingly, the black-clad McDermott. It never quite reaches the heights of the U.K’s televisual equivalent, , or its film spin-off , but?British sensibilities are far different from American ones. Everything’ youtube to mp4;s bigger in the U.S. of A., even satire.?Screenwriters Chris Henchy and Shawn Harwell tap into the States’ fear of communism, their general fear of ‘the other’, as well as?their fear of ever having their masculinity and reputation questioned. When translated into broad comedy, you get an indignant dunderhead outraged by the prospect of competing with a mincing, fair-minded weirdo for a seat he never deserved in the first place.?The Campaign has plenty of dumb laughs, but that doesn’t make it dumb.


The Campaign is now showing in Australian cinemas.

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