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The Campaign

Directed by: Jay Roach

Cast: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Dylan McDermott, John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd

Running Time: 1 hr 30 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: August 10, 2012

Plot: Long-time congressman Cam Brady (Ferrell) faces tough competition from newcomer Marty Huggins (Galifianakis) after the latter receives strong support from an evil corporation looking to bring Chinese child labor factories to North Carolina.

Who’S It For? This R-rated comedy isn’t geared toward a specific political party, but it is for anyone with the responsibility to vote. This satire is fitting for any election season, in any democratic society.

Expectations: Due to the lead casting alone, I put this behind The Dark Knight Rises on my “Top 7 Anticipated Summer 2012 Movies” list.

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Will Ferrell as Cam Brady: Aside from, well, Galifianakis, no one may be better at playing the winning loser than Ferrell, who provides a funny representation of an »

- Nick Allen

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