The best obvious reason why movie The Campaign has garnered a lot of viewers is because of its good timing. With just a few days before the world gets to see who will be the next president of the United States of America, this movie just draws more attention to the incumbent President Barrack Obama and his opposing candidate, former Massachusetts Governor, Mhitt Romney.
The plot of the story is about a war between two candidates namely Cam Brady (Ferrell) and Marty Huggins (Galifianakis) who are running for Congress in North Carolina’s 14th District. Brady is the incumbent Congressman, has always taken benefit from running unopposed regardless of how little he gives with the actual political service. But the perks he’s enjoying is at its end when the corrupt businessmen, the Motch brothers, have convinced Marty Huggins to run against Brady as they use him to profit from their illegal dealings with Chinese companies.
Being a veteran in the politics industry, Brady keeps on underestimating Huggins because of his being naive and totally push-over demeanor. But as the Motch brothers hires a well-disposed campaign manager, Tim Wattley (McDermott), the whole running-against-each-other-campaigns gets wild and notches to a whole new level of deceit, humor and family values.
The campaign posters for Brady and Huggins
One of the funniest moments in this movie is this head shot when they were doing their debate.
What I love about his movie is that, their acting is effortless. Getting Ferrell and Galifianakis for the roles is a smart move. I like how they managed to show the dark side of every political campaign yet it’s so humorous and full of life. The film is showing now in theaters and it’s a whole laugh-trip with your family and friends 🙂