'The Campaign' Trailer Announces Its Candidacy For Hilarity
May 8th, 2012 1:55pm EDT
Whether you lean towards the right or the left, you will not be undecided about "The Campaign," which features Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis duking it out in the political arena.
Here's the catch: both of them are dumber than a bag of hammers, as the new trailer (via Buzz Sugar) makes evident with its dueling TV spots for Cam Brady (Ferrell) and Marty Huggins (Galifianakis). To give you an idea of how pandering they get, the latter's ad actually features Huggins hugging the Capital Building in D.C.
Also, in a moment straight from the George W. Bush/Dan Quayle school of dumbass, Brady tells a room full of school children that, "Schools is this nation's backbone."
As far as big summer comedies go, the team behind these two candidates is pretty formidable, including Ferrell's longtime Funny or Die partners Adam McKay ("Anchorman") and Chris Henchy, along with "Eastbound & Down" writer Shawn Harwell and "Austin Powers"/"Meet the Parents" director Jay Roach.
In an election year, it's always refreshing to get a down and dirty dueling politicians trying to represent their small North Carolina congressional district in the House of Representatives. Romny and Obama might even get a few pointers.
Photo Credits: warner Bros.