August 8, 2012

Movie preview: “The Campaign”

Rated: R for language, crude sexual content and brief nudity

Running time: 1 hr 25 min

Starring: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott, John Lithgow

Plot: Recognizing the opportunity to gain control of a crucial North Carolina district in the aftermath of the public gaffe by incumbent congressman Cam Brady, a pair of scheming CEOs handpick credulous tourism-center director Marty Huggins as Brady’s political rival, quickly shaping him into a viable candidate. As Election Day draws near, Brady and Huggins cast ethics aside to engage in the brand of hysterical mud-slinging that’s sent contemporary politics straight down the toilet.