Director: Jay Roach
Stars: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Sarah Baker, Dylan McDermott, Brian Cox, John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd
Release date: August 10
Note to Zach Galifianakis: After last year’s horrendous The Hangover Part II, you’re standing on thin ice, pal. Fortunately, going joke-for-joke with the almighty Will Ferrell in a promising summer comedy is a step in the right direction, especially when the film in question taps into political idiocy in a timely election year fashion.
Although we’d be lying if we didn’t say that it’d be better to see John C. Reilly in Galifianakis’ role here, The Campaign gets our pre-viewing vote of confidence, thanks to its simple yet ripe premise (that of two North Carolina politicians verbally duking it out for a bigger office position) and director Jay Roach’s track record with political satire (he directed HBO’s two recent winners Recount and Game Change).