The Campaign is an exceptionally laughable, political comedy with no rules. A spoof of the American electoral process, the film features actors, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd and Dylan McDermott. A fairly standard comedy, there is no denying that The Campaign hits more than it misses.
The Campaign is a political satire about an electoral run for Congress in North Carolina involving Marty Huggins (Galifianakis), a nice, cheerful, uninformed director of the local Tourism Center, who is approached to run for Congress by two rich, local CEOs looking to control the district. Huggins is matched against reigning North Carolina congressman Cam Brady (Ferrell), a cocky, southern hotshot, and the two candidates engage in mudslinging and capitalizing off each other’s indiscretions. Jay Roach directs The Campaign, and combines his humor, seen in films such as Austin Powers and Meet The Parents, with ideas from shorter political HBO features, like Recount and Game Change, to create a ludicrous, political parody that imitates and exaggerates our current political state.