Synopsis: Two rival North Carolina politicians with presidential aspirations tangle with one another.
Release Date: August 10, 2012
Thoughts: I’m of the camp that thinks a little Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis goes a long way…both are proven comedians with strong box office numbers behind them. Still, their shtick can wear pretty thin pretty fast and lock the audience into an endurance test of will. The previews for The Campaign are, admittedly, pretty dang funny but I’m just hoping that the main joke of the film isn’t played out by the time we finally see the movie. Director Jay Roach has graduated from the Austin Powers films to political satires so he’s probably a smart choice for the blending of two genres. With the political climate heating up in recent weeks I’m sure that audiences will be ready to laugh a bit when The Campaign is released in August.