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The Campaign  


Cam Brady: Will Ferrell
Marty Huggins: Zach Galifianakis
Mitch: Jason Sudeikis
Tim Wattley: Dylan McDermott
Rose Brady: Katherine LaNasa
Glenn Motch: John Lithgow
Wade Motch: Dan Aykroyd
Raymond Huggins: Brian Cox
Review August 2012

With the 2012 presidential race right around the corner, along comes The Campaign, a comedy about cutthroat politics and election hijinks. Starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, The Campaign follows two North Carolina candidates vying for influence over their local district - incumbent Cam Brady against the idealistic Marty Huggins. As the race gets more heated, so do the lies and smear tactics. Directed by Jay Roach, who also delivered Meet the Parents and Austin Powers, The Campaign is chock full of belly laughs and ridiculous antics. With careful precision, it satirizes every recent political snafu, from sexting and campaign funding to polling and buzz words. Along the way, the issues get lost. And that's precisely the point. American politics has become a dirty kind of entertainment, where image is more important than substance. And parody speaks louder than words.

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