Starring: Will Ferrel, Zach Galifianakis
Star rating: ***
Seeing the trailers for this film made me expect the usual comic chaos which usually follows a Zach Galifiankis and Will Ferrel film. The complete illogical previews of the film meant that i expect a laugh-out-loud political comedy with some very inappropriate jokes thrown in along the way. With the Obama-Romney election race as a backdrop, this political satire was meant to deflect from the realities of the political world.
Congressman Cam Brady is an appalling politician who is a married -womaniser and has the unfortunate tendency for always getting into trouble. After leaving a very sexual phone message by mistake on a very strict Christian family’s answering machine, his poll numbers start taking a nosedive leading to the funders of political campaign to start searching for a new candidate. They select chief Marty Higgins (Galifiankis), a local tourism rep, and the campaign quickly turns dirty as both fight to become the next Congressman.