Written August 12, 2012
This movie kind of makes fun of the politicians of today. Trying to win without making any type of change to help the people. Gives some funny twist of how politicians may try to win a seat.
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 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 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 July 28, 2014
I was worried that this would not be all that funny, but it really was. Lots of laughs. You won't regret spending your money on seeing this.