The Campaign

When Cam Brady (Will Ferrell), the incumbent congressman of an off-the-map North Carolina district, finally gets an opponent in Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), the shit-slinging begins. Initially, Huggins doesn't stand a chance; his pug-loving persona and slight lisp get him branded with a scarlet O (for odd). After some help from a wealthy duo, Huggins finds his inner politician but loses his sense of decency. The movie's absurd accusations mirror current politics and add cheeky relevance to a plot riddled with dick jokes. Even though Ferrell plays his usual dumb-ass hotshot, The Campaign can't quite compete with his best movies. Still, there are plenty of laughs, even if the ending teeters on the sentimental.

Credits

Director:

  • Jay Roach

Cast:

  • Will Ferrell
  • Zach Galifianakis
  • Jason Sudeikis
  • Katherine LaNasa
  • Dylan McDermott
  • John Lithgow
  • Dan Aykroyd
  • Brian Cox

Writers:

  • Chris Henchy
  • Shawn Harwell
  • Adam McKay

Producers:

  • Will Ferrell
  • Adam McKay
  • Jay Roach
  • Zach Galifianakis

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