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At Theaters: 8/10/2012 On Video: 10/30/2012
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 37 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 599945
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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A long-term congressman commits a major public gaffe. So a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. As Election Day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other.
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Comedy - This is a fairly short, raunchy political satire aimed at younger adult moviegoers. Fans of stars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis will have plenty to savor here. Constant language and raunchy humor plus sexual situations make this film inappropriate for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Will Ferrell CASA DE MI PADRE, EVERYTHING MUST GO, MEGAMIND
Zach Galifianakis PUSS IN BOOTS, THE HANGOVER PART II, DUE DATE
Jason Sudeikis A GOOD OLD FASHIONED ORGY, HORRIBLE BOSSES
Director: Jay Roach DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS, MEET THE FOCKERS
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 27 F-words; 12 S-words; 7 GD's; a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: Sex and unrelated nudity.
VIOLENCE: Fights, shootings, and hits to babies and animals, all played for laughs.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: A brawl/riot.
COMEDY: Constant banter/wisecracks; sex gags; political humor; slapstick.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Good 'The Campaign' made me think of 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington' if it had been written by the Onion staff.

USA Today Full Review
Above Average That scene is a hoot, but subversive moments like these are rare in a movie mired in lackluster humor and toothless spoofing.

Washington Post Full Review
Average The excesses of partisan sniping, negative campaigning and pandering skullduggery are the comic equivalent of fish in a barrel, and every last minnow gets picked off in 'The Campaign,'...

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 91 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
12
Very High
92%
13-19Teens (F)
12
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
11
Fairly High
82%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
7
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (M)
25
Fairly High
84%
30+Adults (F)
24
Fairly High
96%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 91 moviegoers:
TEENS:The very silly comedy of Will Ferrell was appreciated most by young males. They rated it very high. A little better than half the females truly enjoyed "The Campaign." The remaining females still enjoyed it but not highly.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:As the age of the males increases, their appreciation of Will Ferrell's style of silly humor decreases. Still, over half indicated that they enjoyed it very much. The remaining reviews are disappointing since some only rated it as a "Fair" movie. Six of the seven female reviews are quite high. A couple loved it, over half rated it above average and only one was slightly disappointed.
ADULTS:These are certainly not great reviews but for a silly comedy from Will Ferrell, these reviews aren't bad. Over half the males and females enjoyed "The Campaign" very much. Unfortunately, the remaining reviews are disappointing since many only rated it as an average movie.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
When long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: naïve Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), director of the local Tourism Center.

At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest possible choice but, with the help of his new benefactors' support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his family's political connections, he soon becomes a contender who gives the charismatic Cam plenty to worry about.

As Election Day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other, in this mud-slinging, back-stabbing, home-wrecking comedy from "Meet the Parents" director Jay Roach that takes today's political circus to its logical next level. Because even when you think campaign ethics have hit rock bottom, there's room to dig a whole lot deeper.

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