Looks like we’re going to behind the scenes in the hard-bitten world of politics in Will Ferrell’s new movie THE CAMPAIGN – or are we?
Now, this looks funny. In a choice between Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, who would you vote for? In THE CAMPAIGN, in the blue corner, you have Cam Brady (Ferrell), a smug congressman who’s enjoyed an unbeaten run of four terms in office. Then in the red corner, you have Marty Huggins (Galifianakis), the slightly oddball son of a Republican politician who’s never even thought of going into the political arena.
Director Jay Roach, who has so far brought us the hilarious Austin Powers series and Meet the Parents, is mixing the tone of those movies with a little bit of his 2008 drama Recount, about the Florida voting recounts in the 2000 presidential election, to bring us a laugh-out-loud comedy with a bit of an edge. And alongside Ferrell and Galifianakis, he’s assembled a top-notch supporting cast including Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott, Brian Cox, and as the all-powerful Motch brothers, there’s John Lithgow and Dan Ackroyd!
From the trailer, it all seems as though this district had better choose its next candidate wisely because as Marty Huggins’ sums up this political bunfight perfectly…
“It’s a mess.”