Jun 19, 2012
This movie just keeps getting better looking with ever trailer. In my opinion ‘The Campaign’ has Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis doing what they do best comedy. I don’t know why it is so funny to watch Ferrell punch a baby and then complain how well the baby takes a punch with its iron jaw. Galifianakis looks to match Ferrell with his insane ability at doing comedy and making us laugh with his outrageousness. I’m really hoping ‘The Campaign’ does not turn out to be one of those comedies where they show all the funny scenes in the trailers. We will see.
Plot Synopsis: 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: naïve 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.