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The Campaign (2012)

The Campaign

Overview


Genre

Comedy

Release Date

August 10, 2012

MPAA Rating

R

Studio

Warner Bros. Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Jay Roach

Producer

Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Zach Galifianakis, Jay Roach

Screenwriter

Chris Henchy, Shawn Harwell

Starring

Story


When long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: naive Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), director of the local Tourism Center.

At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest possible choice but, with the help of his new benefactors' support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his family's political connections, he soon becomes a contender who gives the charismatic Cam plenty to worry about.

As election day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other, in this mud-slinging, back-stabbing, home-wrecking comedy from "Meet the Parents" director Jay Roach that takes today's political circus to its logical next level. Because even when you think campaign ethics have hit rock bottom, there's room to dig a whole lot deeper.

Pictures (37 photos)


Zach Galifianakis stars as Marty Huggins in Warner Bros. Pictures' The Campaign (2012)
Jason Sudeikis stars as Mitch in Warner Bros. Pictures' The Campaign (2012)

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Will Ferrell
Los Angeles Premiere of The Campaign - Arrivals
Aug 02, 2012
Will Ferrell
Los Angeles Premiere of The Campaign - Arrivals
Aug 02, 2012

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..it's only the wild-card energy of Ferrell and Galifianakis that keeps you on the ticket..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
“..holds none of the shots for the right length of time. Is the idea of the bit amusing? Potentially, in a sadistic way, yes. The execution is just lame..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
“..good at being cynically smart about the horrors it's portraying, and gleefully vulgar and absurd about wringing laughs out of those horrors..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]