#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – When Cam Brady (D-NC), a four-term Congressman, becomes a liability, the Motch brothers (think Koch brothers) recruit Marty Huggins, the son of a Republican heavy hitter, to run against him and be their vehicle to establish factories in the district that will import cheap Chinese labor. Trouble is, Marty is a lightweight, so his makeover falls to consultant Tim Wattley. The race tightens as Cam constantly shoots himself in the foot, while the prospect of winning also changes Marty and his family’s dynamics. Meanwhile, Cam plays dirty, and Marty cottons on to the Moches’ grand plan. What options do the rich have to get their way?
Plot: Two rival politicians compete to win an election to represent their small North Carolina congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
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One of the most memorable comedies of ‘012
Just when you thought the Obama/Romney election was the dirtiest off all time, in walks Jay Roach’s The Campaign, a sly and unassuming venture into the world of politics, weaving satire and sweetness in for welcomed entertainment. Not long ago, I watched Andrew Fleming’s Dick, a clever satire on Richard Nixon’s presidency and how two dim-witted teenage girls managed to uncover the Watergate scandal and beat him at his own game. The Campaign doesn’t exceed those heights in surprises and observantly funny comedy, but it will provide most moviegoers with sufficient weekend entertainment. And in downtimes like the ones currently upon us, we should try and seek out those films.
The plot concerns Democratic Congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) of North Carolina’s fourteenth district, who is running for a fifth term unopposed. His numbers, however, are currently down after he leaves a vulgar voice message on a local family’s phone about his recent sexual encounter and his affair with a supporter. In the meantime, corrupt business brothers, Glen (John Lithgow) and Wade Motch (Dan Aykroyd) convince local naive tour guide Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), who is loved by pretty much every person he runs into, to challenge Brady as the Republican candidate so that they can make illegal money off of a Chinese company. Marty agrees and Brady now has a race on his hands.
We then venture into the obligatory mud-slinging each side does and how their views have shaped their person overall. One of the most interesting subtle side characters I’ve seen in a long time is Jason Sudeikis’s Mitch, Brady’s “yes man” for everything, while Huggins is mainly coached by the pushy, uncompromising Tim Wattley, played viciously by Dylan McDermott.
When the mud-slinging goes underway, the jokes become hit or miss. Some instances stretch incredulity to unprecedented lengths, but I believe the reason behind it is to say something. Look where we’ve been in the political world in the last few years; the Clinton scandal, Obama’s birth certificate, and if you want to get even more specific; the Anthony Weiner scandal which everyone loved to talk about a year ago, but now, it takes a minute for the name to ring a bell. Controversies have now been about anything and everything, and with that in mind, The Campaign doesn’t seem so incredulous.
On another note, it’s a shame the film doesn’t dive into some true satire heights by taking shots at both Republicans and Democrats alike. It seems that if you are going to make a comedy centered around politics in the year 2012, you should try to take some shots at both political parties and go as far as you possibly can, but The Campaign’s centrist view on the entire issue and the bigger picture is a bit underwhelming. Certainly both parties are flawed and equally arbitrary on the basis of their own terms and that alone could’ve inspired a film that was equal parts satire and relevant humor.
Regardless, this is certainly a better Ferrell-vehicle than Casa De Mi Padre or Old School several years back. I too feel people who aren’t prepared to subject themselves to The Dictator’s completely juvenile and limitless standards will seek this out as a means of easy-going fun. Ferrell immerses himself into the role of a goofy southerner effortlessly, and his fake accent is actually charming and tolerable throughout the film (perhaps I’m still grieving from Adam Sandler’s in That’s My Boy). Galifianakis perfectly suits his role, as well, and distinctively reminds me of Jack Black’s Bernie Tiede in the tragically unseen comedy Bernie. This is a fun, tolerable comedy that doesn’t rely too heavily on raunch and four letter words. A bit too much on animal abuse, but still mostly pleasing.
Starring: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Katherine LaNasa, Dylan McDermott, John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd, and Brian Cox. Directed by: Jay Roach.
Good easy watching comedy
Not too long, doesn’t take itself too seriously and very funny, especially considering the current politically climate.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 25 min (85 min), 1 hr 36 min (96 min) (DVD extended cut)
Director Jay Roach
Writer Chris Henchy, Shawn Harwell, Adam McKay
Actors Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis
Country United States
Awards 2 wins & 4 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Datasat, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa, LEITZ Summilux-C and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (also prints), Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging, Burbank (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema