The Campaign (2012)
Actors:John Lithgow , Will Ferrell , Dylan McDermott , Zach Galifianakis , Jason Sudeikis , Katherine LaNasa
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: naĂŻve 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 benefactorsâ€™ support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his familyâ€™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 read moreâ€śMeet the Parentsâ€ť director Jay Roach that takes todayâ€™s political circus to its logical next level. Because even when you think campaign ethics have hit rock bottom, thereâ€™s room to dig a whole lot deeper.