Director: Jay Roach
Writers: Chris Henchy (screenplay), Shawn Harwell
Stars: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis
The Campaign is a 2012 American political satire comedy film starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as two North Carolinians vying for a seat in Congress. The screenplay was written by Shawn Harwell and Chris Henchy, and directed by Jay Roach. The film is the last performance of Uggie as himself, before his death in 2015.When Cam Brady (D-NC), a four-term Congressman, becomes a liability, the Motch brothers (think Koch brothers) recruit Marty Huggins, the son of a Republican heavy hitter, to run against him and be their vehicle to establish factories in the district that will import cheap Chinese labor. Trouble is, Marty is a lightweight, so his makeover falls to consultant Tim Wattley. The race tightens as Cam constantly shoots himself in the foot, while the prospect of winning also changes Marty and his family’s dynamics. Meanwhile, Cam plays dirty, and Marty cottons on to the Moches’ grand plan. What options do the rich have to get their way?