The Campaign

Genre:  Comedy, Documentary
Running Time:  85 min.
Release Date: August 10, 2012
DVD: October 30, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 3.69
based on 358 votes and 112 reviews
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Cast: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott, Katherine LaNasa, John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd, Brian Cox


When a long-term congressman named Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) is humiliated publicly just before a new election, his CEO benefactors quickly jump ship and plot to supplant him. Their choice for a rival candidate is the unlikely Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), the man who runs the local tourism center.

Despite his seemingly naive and ignorant demeanour, Huggins finds help in the form of Brady's former benefactors, a vicious campaign manager and his well-connected family, and is soon a legitimate contender for the seat. With the election looming ever closer and the two candidates locked in a bitter struggle for voter supremacy, the campaign trail becomes increasingly ugly, and no one is safe.

Director: Jay Roach
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Jay Roach, Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis
Screenplay: Chris Henchy, Shawn Harwell
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  • 5 stars "This is a superior movie. The casting was so spot on for the political satire. How do they get these real newscasters in the show? I did not know I was looking at Will Farrell for the whole movie, not until the credits. There is some serious acting here by both guys. If you have ever watched a debate or town hall you will think this is funny. Keep in mind it pokes fun at our democracy so prepare to be outraged! A good DVD rental, it's fast paced. Thought how it would make a good rental for second movie after LINCOLN. Wonder if they screened this at Whitehouse?"
  • 3 stars "funnier than expected"
  • 1 star "Yawn."