Film Review: The Campaign (2012)

The Campaign (2012)The Campaign

MPAA Rating: R

Length: 85 Minutes

Year: 2012

Genre: Comedy

Plot: In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man: naive Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center.

Director: Jay Roach

Writers: Chris Henchy, Shawn Harwell

Stars: Will Ferell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis

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Movie Summary

Two CEOs take advantage of an opportunity to get rid of the four term congressman Cam Brady by picking someone who they supposed was a fool Marty Huggins. This plan came about after the CEOs wanted to out-source a part of a town which they had bought up all the properties for to bring in foreign nationals who would be paid slave like wages in order to maximize profits. Marty Huggins is naive to the CEOs plan and agrees to run as their candidate.

Marty was actually leading in the poles and it seemed that he would win even though both candidates’ campaigns were extremely dirty, which would give the CEO’s what they wanted and he would be none the wiser, he eventually finds out what they were up to and refuses to do such a thing. The CEO’s then turn to Cam who was desperate to do anything in order to win.

The election day finally approaches and Marty in a final attempt to win releases an advertisement stating what the CEO’s had planned to do and came clean on a lot of personal stuff. The votes were counted and Cam Brady was the winner (no surprise) but in a turn of events while giving his winning speech he stepped down and handed over to Marty because he realized that it was the right thing to do.


An extremely funny movie; these guys are great together, I laughed till I cried and very few comedy movies can do that.

Overall Rating: 8/10

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