“The Campaign”, in which Will Ferrell pretends he’s George W. Bush one more time, while Zach Galifianakis plays … Zach Galifianakis. Hey, if those two things sound like your cup of tea, then the new political comedy “The Campaign” is exactly what you’ve been waiting for. If not? Well, probably not so much, then. Check out the first trailer for Jay Roach’s “The Campaign”. It’s probably not better than letting a goat at the zoo lick your wiener, but it has its moments.
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.
The yuks brought to you by Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Sarah Baker, Dylan McDermott, Katherine LaNasa, Brian Cox, John Lithgow, and Dan Aykroyd.
The politics gets dirty August 10, 2012.
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