It’s a big election year as the presidential battle between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama will be fought over the next few months leading into the November election. Meanwhile, Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis will look to lighten up the mood with their political comedy The Campaign, due out on August 10th. The movie will pit the two stars against each other as North Carolina politicians fighting for a seat in Congress.
Warner Bros. has released two video ad campaigns for Ferrell’s Cam Brady and Galifianakis’ Marty Huggins that you can see below. Overall, it’s pretty disappointing so far with nothing more than the two actors trading safe and bland quips here and there. Let’s hope the movie is a lot more pointed and outrageous because this appears to be a lifeless comedy from these clips.
Watch the clips below and let us know what you think!
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.