(Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott, Katherine La Nasa, et al / R / 96 mins)
Overview: Two powerful CEOs pit a blundering congressman against an unlikely political newcomer in order to seize control of a crucial North Carolina district in this satirical political comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis.
Verdict: It would seem this movie is playing to mixed audience reviews but for my two cents worth, I found it incredibly smart and funny. I began laughing less than a minute in and except for a brief spot here and there, the comedy maintained its momentum throughout the feature.
There is simply so much comedic talent on this screen that it's nearly impossible to imagine it not being funny. It does take a little intelligence and maturity to get some of the political subtext, otherwise, it's spot on humor to anyone in the mood to laugh. I highly advise caution for sensitive parents with older teens, as it does bear a bit of the contemporary raunchiness now present in adult on-screen comedy.
See it though. It's worth the ticket price and you won't leave disappointed because if you can't find something funny here, you're either deaf and blind, or you're already dead.