Written August 13, 2012
The good : Hillarious. Zach Galifianakis does a great job with his character, and is the perfect straight man to Will Ferrell. The audience was roaring scene after scene. This is an excellent comedy that will keep you laughing through most of the movie.
The bad : Will Ferrell plays the same role he's played in every other Will Ferrell moviel; there's nothing new here. Like many comedies the laughs taper off towards the end.
Conclusion : if you liked Talledega Nights or you are a Zach Galifianakis fan (bonus for both), then you will be in tears.
Written September 01, 2015
It is what it is.....................a Will and Zach movie. Pretty raunchy but funny in many parts. But, not really realistic. Good light hearted fun though. I enjoyed it!!
Written August 26, 2012
Big disappointment. The movie has a good premise, but plot development is overshadowed by cursing and sexual references. I left the movie part way through it.
Written August 25, 2016
Like many Will Ferrell movies, this one may be another with so many funny parts there are many that are overlooked the first time round and after you see it time or two you end up loving it even more. I remember the first time I saw Step Brothers, thought it was funny but didn't think it was that great, until the second/third go around where it's a classic. The combination of Will & Zach is like night and day as their characters are two over the top representations of Republicans & Democrats. A few comedy heavyweights (some literally) like Dan Akroyd, John Lithgow, and Jason Sudekis provide a little bit too the mix but this is clearly all on Will & Zach. An appropriate message with the upcoming election and how both parties are pretty much full of s***. It's nice to see people able to laugh about it rather than going crazy about whatever it is that's on the agenda. A good but very crude & vulgar flick so parents, wise up and leave the kids at home.
Written August 18, 2012
It'd be hard not to get some laughs out of spoofing a modern political campaign, and this movie does...get some laughs, I mean. But, when you get right down to it, the current national presidential campaign and, even more, the Republican primary of the last few months, have been much funnier than this movie.
Question -- why is it that MSNBC political analysts always get to play themselves in these types of movies -- Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz, etc.? Why can't Fox News people get their shot? Don't they have a sense of humor at Fox News? Not that I really want to see any of those people on the big screen -- I was just wondering.