Reelz Recommends: A Farcical Look at Campaign Politics to Help Get Your Mind Off of the Upcoming Election on DVD/Blu-ray
10.29.12 by BJSprecher
"A minute ago, my pants were down, and now I'm a congressman. Normally, it's the other way around."
Exercise your right to be entertained this election year by choosing this off-the-wall look at politicians and the ridiculous lengths they will go to get elected.
The Flick: The Campaign
The Skinny: Austin Powers and Fockers director Jay Roach points the camera lens at the election process, delivering a timely, hilarious, lampoon of campaign politics that no doubt sprang out of his experience as the director of the Primetime Emmy-award winning HBO movie Game Change about the 2008 McCain/Palin campaign.
The Players: Will Ferrell stars as Democratic Congressman Cam Brady of North Carolina's 14th District, who runs unopposed for his fifth term until a sex scandal opens the door for two corrupt businessmen (Dan Aykroyd and John Lithgow) to mastermind a bid for a small-town tourism director (Zach Galifianakis) to run against him on the Republican ticket. Slanderous name-calling and snake-handling, baby-punching hijinks ensue as the two battle it out on the campaign trail. Jason Sudeikis and Dylan McDermott also star.
The Goodies: The Campaign arrives on DVD/Blu-ray tomorrow and, while it is somewhat light on extras, it does includes a gag reel, a "Line-O-Rama" special feature that includes numerous unused, improvised lines of dialogue from scenes in the movie, and several deleted scenes.
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