May the best loser win.
Four-term North Carolina Congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) usually stands unopposed, but this time he’s challenged by a Republican newcomer, the meek-looking Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis). The same year as Jay Roach chronicled Sarah Palin’s path to the GOP vice-presidential nomination in Game Change, he also poked fun at political campaigns in this comedy. Uneven, with a slapdash script and obvious digs at the Koch brothers and John Edwards-type politicians, the movie is nevertheless peppered with funny jokes and benefits from its two stars doing what we expect them to do.
2012-U.S. 85 min. Color. Directed by Jay Roach. Cast: Will Ferrell (Cam Brady), Zach Galifianakis (Marty Huggins), Jason Sudeikis (Mitch), Dylan McDermott, Katherine LaNasa, Sarah Baker… John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd, Brian Cox. Cameo: John Goodman.
Trivia: Many TV news personalities appear as themselves.