The Campaign (2012)

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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.
The Campaign Release Date
In Theaters August 10, 2012
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Starring: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Katherine LaNasa, Dylan McDermott, John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd, and Brian Cox
Directed by: Jay Roach
Produced by: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Adam McKay, and Jay Roach
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
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Adding a fourth entry to the series The Bourne franchise hit some highs and lows this weekend. Landing a secure first place with $40 million, The Bourne Legacy saw the lowest opening for a Bourne movie since the first foray Bourne Identity bowed in 2002.
by Scott Gwin August 12, 2012 discussion comments
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by Katey Rich August 11, 2012 discussion comments
The Bourne Legacy On Track For Strong Opening Weekend The Bourne Legacy On Track For Strong Opening Weekend
The jury's still out on whether Jeremy Renner can really match Matt Damon's Jason Bourne, but the Renner-led Bourne Legacy is already showing enough muscle at the box office to make the gamble more than worth it. Early numbers for Friday have The Bourne Legacy making between $15 and $18 million today
by Katey Rich August 10, 2012 discussion comments
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Whether his sparring partner helps ground him and stick to the script or joins him in the wildest improv imaginable, Ferrell is almost always better as part of a team-- and he's at it again in this week's The Campaign, in which he teams up with Zach Galifianakis that's as hilarious and absurd as it is depressingly true
by Katey Rich and Mack Rawden August 9, 2012 discussion comments
Will Ferrell And Zach Galifianakis Debate Children In Campaign Viral Video Will Ferrell And Zach Galifianakis Debate Children In Campaign Viral Video
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis have been everywhere lately promoting The Campaign (which we’re hearing is quite funny). So far, the highlight of the media blitz probably has to be Ferrell referring to an adulterous Kristen Stewart as a “Trampire” while on the Conan O’Brien show. But the sight of Ferrell and Galifianakis debating elementary school children probably ends up being a close second.
by Sean O'Connell August 6, 2012 discussion comments
This Rotten Week: Predicting The Bourne Legacy, The Campaign And More Reviews This Rotten Week: Predicting The Bourne Legacy, The Campaign And More Reviews
We’ve got a full slate of flicks this week, with a little something for everyone. Action adventure and intrigue? Check. Lowbrow political humor? Checkity check. Mindless and mind-boggling stunts? Why not. Old person rom-com? Well you probably weren’t scrounging for that, but we’ve got it anyway
by Doug Norrie August 5, 2012 discussion comments
Watch Will Ferrell Attack Zach Galifianakis In New Political Ads For The Campaign Watch Will Ferrell Attack Zach Galifianakis In New Political Ads For The Campaign
From the looks of The Campaign's trailers, and especially these new fake TV spots that debuted today, the movie balances that silliness and sharp wit perfectly in every scene. Take a look at both of the ads below, in which the candidates Cam Brady and Marty Huggins face off against each other with some questionable claims
by Katey Rich August 3, 2012 discussion comments
Ferrell And Galifianakis Expose Their Family Secrets In New Red Band Clip From The Campaign Ferrell And Galifianakis Expose Their Family Secrets In New Red Band Clip From The Campaign
One of the hardest parts about being a politician is that your entire life is completely exposed. Opponents constantly work to dig up as much dirt as they can on their competitors to try and gain any sort of edge, be it something dumb they did when they were in college or some mistake that someone in their family made.
by Eric Eisenberg July 25, 2012 discussion comments
The Campaign Set Visit Interview: Will Ferrell The Campaign Set Visit Interview: Will Ferrell
When it comes to political comedy, Will Ferrell is no novice. During his years on Saturday Night Live the comedian cemented himself into pop culture history with his brilliant and hysterical impression of George W. Bush, but it doesn’t even end there. In 2009 Ferrell took the character to Broadway, performing in “You're Welcome America,” a show directed by Adam McKay...
by Eric Eisenberg July 25, 2012 discussion comments
Set Visit Report: Will Ferrell And Zach Galifianakis Go Head-To-Head In The Campaign Set Visit Report: Will Ferrell And Zach Galifianakis Go Head-To-Head In The Campaign
This past winter I hopped on a flight down to New Orleans, Louisiana and in between delicious meals of beignets and blackened redfish, I had the chance to spend time along with a group of other journalists on the set of the upcoming political comedy, starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. During the day behind the scenes we got to watch the actors perform multiple hilarious scenes...
by Eric Eisenberg July 25, 2012 discussion comments
New Green-Band Trailer For The Campaign New Green-Band Trailer For The Campaign
After making two films for HBO that explored the complications and ridiculousness of real-world politics (Recount and this year's Game Change), director Jay Roach is returning to feature films with a different, fictional political slant. In The Campaign Roach directs Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis
by Katey Rich July 20, 2012 discussion comments
Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis Step Up The Campaign With Two New Posters Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis Step Up The Campaign With Two New Posters
Basically, The Campaign is little more than two huge-right-now comedians butting heads in a contemporary (but formulaic) comedy. Capitalizing on the upcoming presidential election, the movie stars Ferrell and Galifianakis as candidates vying for congressional seats in a small southern district. Jay Roach of Meet the Parents and Dinner for Schmucks is at the helm (a good sign), and the marketing campaign is really playing up the “size” of the talent.
by Sean O'Connell June 25, 2012 discussion comments
Will Ferrell And Zach Galifianakis Go Head To Head In First Poster For The Campaign Will Ferrell And Zach Galifianakis Go Head To Head In First Poster For The Campaign
Politics is a strange and mixed up world. While we should be voting for the smartest, most qualified people to be in our government, the whole thing is dominated by special interests and money that it's insured every little election will be just as ridiculous as the last. The insanity of the political world has been the subject of comedy before, but this summer it's all about Will Ferrell vs. Zach Galifianakis.
by Eric Eisenberg June 5, 2012 discussion comments
Will Ferrell And Zach Galifianakis Get Physical And Silly In First Trailer For The Campaign Will Ferrell And Zach Galifianakis Get Physical And Silly In First Trailer For The Campaign
While Presidential politics become both disappointingly grown-up but also annoying, what we really need is for Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis to step in and provide us some politics conducted with the level of childishness we usually expect.
by Katey Rich May 11, 2012 discussion comments
It's Zach Galifianakis Vs. Will Ferrell In First Political Ads For The Campaign It's Zach Galifianakis Vs. Will Ferrell In First Political Ads For The Campaign
The film is about two rival politicians running for a congressional seat in North Carolina and has an all-star cast that includes Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Sarah Baker, Brian Cox, John Lithgow, Dan Akyroyd, and Dylan McDermott. Sadly, Warner Bros. has not yet released the trailer online - or any trailer for that matter - but we do have something special for you today.
by Eric Eisenberg May 7, 2012 discussion comments
Ferrell Punches A Baby And DiCaprio Lives The Good Life In First Footage From The Campaign And The Great Gatsby Ferrell Punches A Baby And DiCaprio Lives The Good Life In First Footage From The Campaign And The Great Gatsby
Starting with the new Will Ferrell-Zach Galifianakis comedy, director Jay Roach came out to address the audience and explained that they were originally planning to release The Campaign towards the end of the presidential election...
by Eric Eisenberg April 24, 2012 discussion comments
First Look: Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis In The Campaign First Look: Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis In The Campaign
Recently we showed you some behind the scenes of Jay Roach's upcoming political comedy Dog Fight. Now Warner Brothers has released the first official photo to promote the movie's brand new—though painfully banal—title The Campaign. Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) a well-established Southern Congressman whose hold on his seat is threatened...
by Kristy Puchko March 26, 2012 discussion comments
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