The Campaign (2012) -- Rented this because I like Will Ferrell and I love Zach Gallifinakis. As it turns out they have made an awful movie together. Granted, I did laugh out loud several times -- as is to be expected; these are funny people being paid millions to make us laugh -- but the film does not hang together as a piece, and is largely disappointing. Zach is basically playing his fictional twin brother Seth (seen on his 2009 DVD), an effeminate Southern man with fixed ideas about morality and ethics; while Will plays his usual amoral lunatic with a thin veneer of socially acceptable behavior. A good number of lines fall absolutely flat and, given the talent involved, one wonders what went wrong. Presumably it's the script, which is not as sharp as say, Talladega Nights, a film which brilliantly straddled the extremes of absurdist humor and a moral center, with characters you genuinely care about, while its events seem close to believable in a real world sense. At no time in The Campaign do we ever think this is taking place in a real world setting, and so the purported moralizing falls flat. Still, there are some funny bits (a thousand darts thrown at a target will yield a few hits), and it's worth watching if you're a fan of either actor. 2 1/2 stars!