The Campaign – Movie Review & Giveaway

by MARIA on November 7, 2012

I knew nothing about this movie before I watched it, so I had zero expectations.

Then I watched it and laughed my ass off.

It is really funny. Yes, some parts are just stupid funny, but you will laugh at this movie.

Some plot via iTunes: “When long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: naïve Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), director of the local Tourism Center. At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest possible choice but, with the help of his new benefactors’ support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his family’s political connections, he soon becomes a contender who gives the charismatic Cam plenty to worry about.” 

I thought Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis were perfectly cast, as was Katherine LaNasa who plays Will Ferrell’s wife, Rose. Directed by Jay Roach (Meet the Parents), it’s sarcastic, and an over the top exaggeration of a political race, but it will make you laugh out loud. Of course it has its ridiculous and gross/vulgar moments but this isn’t a movie that you take too seriously.

I’m also a big fan of Marty’s ‘Bill Cosby’ cardigans.

And, Dylan McDermott is in this movie and who doesn’t love Dylan McDermott??? *eye candy*

Best Scene of the Movie: For me, it had to be the ‘giant arm’ scene – both my husband and I could not stop laughing at that part.

One of My Favorite Lines of the Movie: (Marty) “Dad, if you’re still holding a grudge because I wore Crocs to Mom’s funeral… like I’ve told you a thousand times, I’m sorry. Mom would’ve wanted it that way. She was casual.”

Watch it for a good laugh, but look away if you can’t handle a baby being fake punched. I’m sure it was a fake baby…ahem.


I’m giving away ONE Blu-Ray combo pack of The Campaign!!

To enter, leave a comment below and tell me your favorite Will Ferrell or Zach Galifianakis movie!

For an additional, totally optional entry, tweet this (once) and leave a comment below telling me you did:

Enter to win a The Campaign Bluray combo pack on @BOREDMommy ‘s blog! #giveaway #canwin 


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  • Giveaway ends Tuesday, November 13, 2012.

UPDATE: CONGRATS to my winner – #2 Lindsey! Thanks to everyone who entered!!

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 SANDRA November 7, 2012 at 10:43 am

will Farell in ELF. too funny


2 Lindsey November 7, 2012 at 10:50 am

Totally Will in Elf too… This sounds like fun!


3 Mary T November 7, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I totally laughed out loud with this one…pretty raunchy but funny!


4 Soozle November 7, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I love Will in Elf :-)


5 Soozle November 7, 2012 at 6:52 pm
6 Nikki November 7, 2012 at 6:53 pm

I love just about every Will Ferrell movie…but my fav is ANCHORMAN!!


7 Nikki November 7, 2012 at 6:54 pm
8 Clayton November 8, 2012 at 9:14 am

Anchorman is definitely my favorite Will Ferrell movie. For Zach Galifianakis, either The Hangover or The Campaign.


9 Mandy Blank November 8, 2012 at 9:32 am

I liked Will Ferrell in Wedding Crashers.


10 Marla November 8, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Love the hangover


11 Marla November 8, 2012 at 7:39 pm
12 Jonnie November 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Old School is my favorite Will Ferrell movie


13 angela m November 9, 2012 at 8:08 pm

I loved Elf


14 angela m November 9, 2012 at 8:09 pm



15 Deb H November 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Favourite Will Ferrell movie is Wedding Crashers!


16 Deb H November 10, 2012 at 12:18 pm
17 tennille November 12, 2012 at 11:16 pm

zach in the hangover!


18 Angela M November 14, 2012 at 12:43 pm

My favorite Will Ferrell movie is Elf — it’s one of my favorite comedies of all time.


19 Angela M November 14, 2012 at 12:44 pm

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