Congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) is beloved by his district and has the perfect life, that is until alcohol and bad choices leads him to make a huge mistake that destroys his political polling numbers. Seeing his weakness, two wealthy men decide to back a new name for the district and its congressional power. Looking for a name that isn't currently under investigation, they come across an unlikely candidate in Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis). A jubilant tourism manager and proud pug owner with no understanding of politics and the cut-throat nature of campaigning.
After looking like a fool in his first outing, he gets some major firepower in the form of a new campaign manager (Dylan McDermott). Giving up his happy persona and becoming a suit with a slogan might be the answer to becoming a Congressman, but at what cost?
Obscene with insane characters and poor decisions, The Campaign is too busy being absurd to bother with anything that isn't a fart joke or name calling. Will Ferrell plays a version of his devil-may-care George Bush character, while Galifianakis rolls his Hangover character in a soft voice and sweater vest. Having said that, if you are looking for a movie that's a "your momma" joke wrapped in a Saturday Night Live sketch, then maybe you're the exact audience for The Campaign!
MPAA Rating: R
Cast: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd, Dylan McDermott