Written October 04, 2015
Not a great movie, but good fun. It is exactly what one would expect with the cast, and they did pull it off with only a few slow spots. It does make for some good satire regarding the sad state of big money politics. Not for kids.
Written August 15, 2012
This movie had an interesting story line which was spoiled by the gratuitous, explicit vulgar language. The explicit sex and language were completely unnecessary, and not expected from the trailer for the film. I have decided that Will Ferrell, no matter how funny he can be, simply can't make a decent movie. I was very troubled to see young children leaving the theater.
Another spoiler for us was seven previews before the movie began. A film billed as a 7 p.m. showing did not get started until nearly 7:30. That is too much.
Written August 11, 2012
I am a politically minded figure, and right off the bat I know that this would have a fairly liberal bias to it, something that I did not find detrimental, but I am just warning those who want to catch the flick. Aside from this, I expected quite a lot from this film, based most in fact that having Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis starring side by side probably meant that there would be no shortage of laughs. As is, the movie does not disappoint, though I would not say that it was a comedic powerhouse. The bottom line, if I had a choice to rent it, or buy it, I would side with renting it despite the fact that it is worth a watch in theaters.
Written March 04, 2015
I took my wife and adult daughter to this movie. There were several parts in the movie where we laughed until we cried. However, this is definitely not for children. There were way too many f bombs and other bathroom humor that could have been eliminated and still have a funny movie. It seems too many movie directors and writers these days think they have to do that just to get an R rating.
If you are a fan of Will and Zach's style of humor, you will like this movie. The plot is OK if not predictable, but still many laugh out loud moments.
Overall, I would give it a 3 out of 5 stars for the entertainment value, but a thumbs down for the gross language.
Jim in NH
Written October 09, 2015
Pretty funny movie at times but I would probably wait til it comes out on DVD. I live in DC, though, so it was a topical movie for me! Ha.