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Comedy superstars Will Ferrell (Step Brothers, Get Hard) and Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover, Due Date) face off as rival Southern politicians in a small South Carolina congressional district in this electoral comedy directed and produced by comedy's go-to director Jay Roach (Dinner for Schmucks, Meet the Parents, Austin Powers). Satirizing the "circus of modern-day politics," this congressional comedy timed to the 2012 presidential election offers up a landslide of laughs.
© 2012 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Its crude brand of political satire isn't quite as smart or sharp as one might hope in an election year, but The Campaign manages to generate a sufficient number of laughs thanks to its well-matched leads.
June 22, 2017
Despite the obviousness of its political points, the film has a scattershot, breezy appeal.
June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Comedic superstars aim their raunchy satire at politics.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Campaign, which stars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, is a raunch-fest from beginning to end, starting with a scene that shows a family with young kids listening to a very lewd, graphic answering machine message. There's some nudity -- a woman's nipple is visible in a social setting -- and plenty of jokes about sex and a married man's indiscretions. Expect lots of swearing, too, including various versions of "f--k," plus "s--t," "d--k," and more. Still, the subject matter -- a congressional election and the dirty campaigning that leads up to it -- is a gold mine for comedy, and it may leave you thinking about our electoral process in general, too.
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- Release Date:August 10, 2012
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