Here is my brief review of The Campaign: If you like to watch Zach Galifianakis act like Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell act like Will Ferrell AND you are dying to see them do it in a political race, then this is for you. Also, a little boy talks about making his farts glow via inserting a firefly in his butt. So there’s that.
But I am not here to judge the movie (even though I suggest you to wait until it’s on Netflix), I am here to praise the work of Karen Maruyama (who is, like a her costar Ferrell, an alumni of the improv group, The Groundlings). She stars as Mrs. Yao, the maid to Marty’s (Galifianakis) dad, (Brian Cox). Even though she is an English-speaking Asian, she is paid to have a deep Southern accent like an extra from The Help. She takes two political incorrect things (later in the movie, she takes it further with a Spanish accent) and flips it on its head — and it’s funny. Damn funny. And I am sure it will offend many. She essentially just donkey punches the audience with this foul-mouthed character of comedic brilliance.
I think I am in love with her.