The Campaign 2012 R CC

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(1,050) IMDb 6.2/10
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Long-term Congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) is challenged by newcomer Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis) in a mud-slinging, back-stabbing, home-wrecking comedy.

Starring:
Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis
Runtime:
1 hour 26 minutes

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Genres Comedy
Director Jay Roach
Starring Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis
Supporting actors Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott, Katherine LaNasa, Sarah Baker, John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd, Brian Cox, Karen Maruyama, Grant Goodman, Kya Haywood, Randall D. Cunningham, Madison Wolfe, Thomas Middleditch, Josh Lawson, Heather Lawless, Jack McBrayer, Elizabeth Wells Berkes, Billy Slaughter
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Didn't keep you laughing like other Will Ferrel movies.
Annas thoughts
While parts of it were funny this movie was too raunchy for my liking.
Vallandingham
Not worth the time to watch it or the money to rent it.
M. Speers

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25 of 32 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on October 14, 2012
Format: DVD
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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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By G. Denick TOP 500 REVIEWER on 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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David S. Chapman on 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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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Quique on 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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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Willy on November 21, 2012
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Is it just me, or did all these slapstick movies get more vulgar since I was a kid. There were redeeming 1 lines and great laughs in movies like Wedding Crashers, Old School, Tommy Boy, etc... These new ones have gone to a new place that is less funny and just more vulgar, maybe its me.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Tnahpellee on November 6, 2012
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Wow! This lot really are out of ideas. If you've Ferrell films such as 'Talladega Nights' and recent Sandler films such as 'That's my boy' then this is cut and paste.

The irritable Chinese servants are straight out of 'That's my boy', while Cam Brady's wife is a bland version of the wife in 'Talladega Nights'. Much of Will Ferrell's character in the movie, Cam Brady, is carried over from previous movies. I liked Zach Galifianakis as Marty Huggins, he really played a comic humble little guy well.

Actually, the movie was going well, I mean it has a meaning to it, sort of like all these 'advisors' and corrupt businessmen chip in and the ruthlessness of 'The Campaign' tears their lives apart. Marty loses time with his family, then gets separated from his wife, while Cam goes through much the same thing. By the end of it their both worn down, with some hilarious scenes in the meantime.

But despite that promise, I couldn't help but shake that stench of reverse snobbery that infiltrates Hollywood comedies these days, kind of that all businessmen and middle class squares are, behind it all, bad or twisted people. Spray a load of dirty jokes on top and they give themselves a nice pat on the back for 'breaking barriers' or something. Comes with a guaranteed 'fanciful happy ending' like all the other movies; don't worry kids, those 'nasty' businessmen will go to jail and our comic heroes (or cardboard cutout more like it) will dramatically triumph against the odds.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By KC on April 5, 2013
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This movie was kind of disappointing, even though Zach Galifiniakis's appearance seemed to breathe momentary life into it. Will Ferrell was predictable, and I like him, but it just kind of dragged on.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Douglas Foster on 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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