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The Campaign (2012)

Will Ferrell , Zach Galifianakis , Jay Roach  |  R |  DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,050 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott, John Lithgow
  • Directors: Jay Roach
  • Writers: Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, Shawn Harwell
  • Producers: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jay Roach, Adam McKay, Amy Sayres
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 30, 2012
  • Digital Copy Expiration Date: October 30, 2014 (Click here for more information)
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,050 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008220BGQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,643 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Campaign" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis fans, get ready to rock the vote. The Campaign, a silly and deceptively sly comedy directed by Jay Roach (Austin Powers, Meet the Parents), lets the two talented comedians do what they do best--be funny in ever more extreme ways. The premise is simple: Will Ferrell plays Congressman Brady, a slick inside-the-Beltway political pro who's comfy in his position, but who's rubbed some of his rich North Carolina constituents the wrong way. Said rich guys decide to put up their own candidate, Marty Huggins, played by Galifianakis, who they hope will be their patsy--if he can just get elected. It's clear from the get-go that Marty is out of his league, and as he and the congressman try ever more outrageous stunts to upstage and undermine each other, the laughs are almost nonstop. The chemistry between Farrell and Galifianakis is extraordinary and hilarious. The two practically run away with the whole film, which does a masterful job of skewering both political parties in a way that leaves everyone chuckling. The script by Chris Henchy and Shawn Harwell is well paced and plays up the sight-gag strengths of the two lead actors. Also impressive are Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott, and John Lithgow as players with their own political agendas. But it's the two stars that make this Campaign one to watch from the front-row seat. --A.T. Hurley

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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: na‹ve 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, he soon becomes a real contender. 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.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A spot-on parody of the absurdity in U.S. politics November 18, 2012
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Although this movie is far from the apex of Will Ferrell's funniest films, it's still quite enjoyable, and it made me laugh out loud on several occasions. But be warned- this movie is extremely over the top when it comes to lewd humor. Do NOT let your young children watch this movie, or you WILL be embarrassed! For those adults who can handle such humor, strap yourselves in for a foul-mouthed ride that will take you through the very slummiest aspects of the campaigning process.

Although the story is, of course, done in parody, and everything (including the raucous dialogue) is embellished and exaggerated upon, what remains true is that the CORE of the election process remains unchanged. The mud slinging, the character assassination, and the win-at-any cost attitude are all put to examination, exposing the absurdities of each of these time honored American "traditions". In the spirit of "The Daily Show", this movie brings very important issues to light by putting them under the spotlight with a humorous approach. And as any fan of "The Daily Show" knows... you oftentimes get a closer look at the issues on that "fake show" than on the "real ones".
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25 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars AMERICA, JESUS, FREEDOM October 14, 2012
Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) is a congressman who runs unopposed. After he leaves a graphic obscene phone call at a wrong number, he becomes vulnerable. The rich Motch brothers (Koch brothers) decide they can buy this election and own a congressman in the effeminate Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis). The story centers around their over the top, no holds bar campaign against each other.

The film news extras include mostly the MSNBC crowd. The humor is crude and sexual such as when Marty's wife (Sarah Baker) admits "I touch myself to Drew Carey on "The Price is Right." Okay so who doesn't.

It is a satire of the American electorate who relish slogans and sound bites over substance. It makes a statement on how our nation can be bought, but not as good as Steven Colbert. At times the film becomes too over the top and loses sight of the satire.

Parental Guide: F-bombs, sex, brief nudity (Amelia Jackson-Gray)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny December 16, 2012
This is a pretty funny film which pokes fun at various aspects of politics, which was its clear intent, and had a solid and funny ending after a series of great scenes. I was particularly fond of the Rainbow Land bit. I would have given this movie an 5-star rating, however, when the boys had their confessionals at the dining room table ('I let a goat lick my ****, I glued dog hair to my ****) cost this movie. I know it was supposed to be funny, but that particular scene was just tacky. Everything else on the other hand, was top-notch. An excellent piece of political satire.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Belly laughs and bruised sensibilities December 13, 2012
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I like Will Ferrell and I like Zach Galifianakis. I know that this movie is supposed to be a comedy, but what it actually becomes is a satirical documentary on the sad state of US politics. The proof of this is how closely the actions in the movie mirror what real-life candidates do in order to be elected to public office. There are a couple of places where you will laugh so hard that you will cry. But after the movie is over the after taste it leaves is the sobering realization that much of current US politics is simply theater and pageantry. It would be more funny if it wasn't so tragic.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another quirky comedy from Will Ferrell December 6, 2012
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Will Ferrell goes back to the quirky roles that have defined his career. This political satire is a perfectly timed for this recent election. If you are looking for some good, goofy laughs, definitely give this a shot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really funny movie! November 26, 2013
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One of those movies that you might not be sure of? I love me some Will Ferrel, but some of this "character" movies are REALLY terrible! This movie, however, isn't! It's REALLY funny!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Did I Miss Something ? November 17, 2012
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Huge fan of both, but this movie really sucked... Seemed to have been thrown together in minutes and just in time for an election...
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars "Eh" Type movie December 3, 2012
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Started off funny and tapered off at the end. If te laughs kept coming then maybe the rating would be higher but it was just "eh".
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny!
I enjoy this film very much! It is hilarious! I loved it! I highly recommend it if you love Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis!
Published 8 days ago by Donald E. Cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
One of the funniest movies of all time. I love these guys working together. I hope there will be a part two to this one.
Published 11 days ago by Rick Bamberger
2.0 out of 5 stars More Warner Bros. Mediocrity
Cliché material, formula and a tired attempt at a farce.. Truly falls flat. A few chuckles here and way over there, but nothing to make you double over with laughter, and... Read more
Published 14 days ago by J. Reagan
3.0 out of 5 stars I admit it - I only watched this for the pugs
That was all I cared about. Those communist chinese pug dogs that were in the previews. I also really like Will Ferrell and moderately like Zack Galafakis (sp?). Read more
Published 19 days ago by catwrangler
2.0 out of 5 stars Has It's Moments, But Never Lives Up To It's Potential
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are probably two of the biggest comedic actors currently working in Hollywood. Unfortunately, The Campaign waste both of their talents. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Zencik
2.0 out of 5 stars Quirky but only occasionally funny
I had higher hopes for this movie, given the two lead stars, whose work I have enjoyed in other movies. Read more
Published 1 month ago by P. Metz
3.0 out of 5 stars We Leave Conditioning To Chance!
Marty Huggins calls himself a republican, but he refuses money form the Koch/Motch brothers, which no republican would do, they think people get what they deserve in this culture... Read more
Published 1 month ago by XraySpex
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok
Not that funny. Has a few funny scenes. Some people love it. Not terrible but nothing earthshaking so you decide.
Published 1 month ago by Allison Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome...
if you have not seen it, you should see it at least once.

might not be for everyone, but i thought it was hillarious.
Published 1 month ago by SamHain
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious movie!! Top ten movie for sure!
This movie is absolutely hilarious. I LOVE Will Ferrell and this movie does not disappoint in any way. One of my favorites for sure.
Published 1 month ago by Blake
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