"The Campaign," a crude comedy about a pair of losers competing for a congressional seat, made me laugh out loud. A lot.
The movie sails on a combination of jaw-dropping profanity, sexually outrageous and politically incorrect gags, and the reminder that this isn't so far removed<B> </B>from the actual campaigns going on right now.
Outrageous television ads that twist the truth? Check. Smearing your opponent with any loose allegation or wildly indirect association you can make stick? Check. Debates that focus on character and religion over policy issues? Check. Powerful, wealthy businessmen pulling the puppet strings? Double check.
In fact, Dan Aykroyd and John Lithgow, as the Motch brothers (sounds like Koch brothers, get it?), are fun in the same way Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche were in "Trading Places," a couple of corporate slimeballs playing the system.
The Motches are buying up an entire congressional district in North Carolina to build a sweat shop and import workers from China to fill it because they're cheaper.