I adjourned last night’s board meeting of The Hooter’s Female Server Orthodontia and Labial Reduction Foundation and we repaired to the Carousel for the 9:00 pm showing of Campaign. Several of the girls, including myself, considered instead returning home for Breaking Bad, but we agreed to view it later this week On Demand.
While waiting for the movie to start, the girls and I stood in lobby munching our popcorn as everybody took turns going to the bathroom, so we wouldn’t have to empty our tiny Hooter’s bladders and miss anything. The constriction of those orange shorts and the considerable support garments I must wear under mine are torturous.
We said hello to the Chick-fil-A and Wendy’s Gay Male Server’s Support Group as they headed in to see Magic Mike.
Right off the bat, you get that Will Ferrell‘s Cam Brady is a goof on John Edwards, if oblique enough to suggest most politicians. But what Ferrell and Zack Galifianakis get right in this comedy set in a NC congressional district near Hamlet, is the smarmy and effeminate way our male politicians often speak, probably as a result of too much time spent studying evangelists. At present, few display this better than Joel Osteen. And since the love of a man for Christ is an homosexual act, it makes perfect sense.
John Lithgow and Dan Akroyd play the Motch (Koch) Brothers as the corporate donors in a half-baked plot to buy the district and import low-paid Chinese workers. And of course, there’s the evil henchman acting as campaign manager. Some goofy looking kids and a trophy wife round out the necessary stereotypes.
The movie is incredibly profane and editing it for cable will cut it down alot, but covers all the fun parts of a campaign. The ending tries to convey a message, but there have been far too many f-bombs and fart references by then for much of that. But like Step Brothers and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, this latest Will Ferrell vehicle manages many hilarious moments and several which are simply great.