If you prefer your political comedies on the loony side, then you’ve probably already got your mind made up about Jay Roach’s The Campaign, the combined Will Ferrell/Zach Galifianakis vehicle opening today. The story here is one of good news mixed with some mediocrity; it’s very, very funny, and doesn’t make a habit of relenting much in between the big comedic beats, which it supplements with quieter, equally effective ticks. On the other hand, it’s also soft on fully-realized satire. The Campaign tries to ground itself in reality– it opens with a very real Ross Perot quote– but as much as it echoes events and figures from actual American politics, it fails to get under the skin as much as it should and sadly veers toward the saccharine in the last act. Read over my full review at Go, See, Talk! to get the whole story.