When long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) 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 (Zach Galifianakis), 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 the charismatic Cam plenty to worry about. As election day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other in this mud-slinging, back-stabbing, home-wrecking comedy from "Meet the Parents" director Jay Roach. Because even when you think campaign ethics have hit rock bottom, there's room to dig a whole lot deeper. MPAA Rating: R for crude sexual content, language and brief nudity. © 2012 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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Includes four hilarious comedies starring Will Ferrell. THE HOUSE: After Scott (Ferrell) and Kate (Amy Poehler) Johansen lose their daughter's college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbor, they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house. GET HARD: When millionaire James King (Ferrell) is jailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis (Kevin Hart) to prep him to go behind bars. SEMI PRO: Ferrell stars in this outrageous comedy set in 1976 against the backdrop of the maverick ABA a wild and crazy basketball league that attempted to rival the NBA. THE CAMPAIGN: Comedy superstars Ferrell (Step Brothers, The Other Guys) and Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover, Due Date) face off as rival Southern politicians in a small South Carolina congressional district.
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