Whether you appreciate his work or not, there’s no arguing that director Jay Roach solidified his place in the world of big screen comedies by launching both the Austin Powers and Meet the Parents franchises. As many tickets as those movies sold, he probably never had to work in the movie business again. Unfortunately, he did, and he made Dinner for Schmucks, a movie that hasn’t had very many nice things said about it by anyone. After a brief break from the comedy world, directing the HBO dramatization of the 2008 presidential campaign, Game Change, Roach finds himself back in the comedic sphere, perhaps utilizing some of his more ridiculous experiences putting together Game Change, to bring us The Campaign.
Roach’s new comedy was already introduced to us a few days ago, when the film put a couple of fake political ads for its two main characters, Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) and Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), up on Facebook. But now the marketing team is back and eager to impress with the film’s first full-length trailer; a somewhat reassuring trailer that already contains more laughs than the entirety of Dinner for Schmucks.
Could The Campaign be Roach’s next big success in the comedy world? Why not check out the trailer and see for yourself. Let Farrell convince you that Filipino Tilt-a-Whirl operators are this nation’s backbone, find out what unspeakable thing Galifianakis’ son did at a petting zoo, check out Jason Sudeikis’ smug, second banana grin, and marvel at the fact that watching Galifianakis walk little dogs around is always funny for some reason.
The Campaign is set for an August 10 release. [Apple]