Written August 15, 2012
If you know who John Edwards is and has heard of North Carolina, you will LOVE this movie. Even though it was filmed in Louisiana (the only faux pas a North Carolinian would recognize), everything was spot on. Will and Zach were spot on and their chemistry was great! Not for children! But if you are an adult that likes to make fun of politics, please go!!!
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 May 03, 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 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.