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Genre Comedy
Running Time 97 min
Release Date Aug 10, 2012
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The Campaign

When long-term congressman Cam Brady 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: naïve Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center. At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest possible choice but, with the help of his new benefactors' support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his family's political connections, he soon becomes a contender who gives… Show more

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Aug. 10, 2012 - Boston.com - By Ty Burr, Globe Staff

Man, what I wouldn’t give for a good, nasty political comedy right about now — one that sticks it to the blowhards, greedheads, and wing-nuts on both sides, skewers the media, follows the money, reveals the campaign process as a pandering farce. When was the last film on the subject that dared to draw blood? “In the Loop” in 2009? “Wag the Dog” in 1997?

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