Movie Review: The Campaign

I saw this the day after in opened in theaters because the previews made it look just that good!

From Rotten Tomatoes: 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.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 66%
Ken Hanke rating: 2.5 stars

Verdict: 5 out of 5 stars. I don’t always find Will Ferrell amusing but he was in this film. And Zach Galifianakis never disappoints. He was hilarious!! The entire theater was cracking up non-stop, and I even screamed once!


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