Peter Travers' 2012 Summer Movie Preview

From 'The Avengers' to 'The Campaign,' the season's 10 must-see flicks

'The Campaign'

the campaign
Patti Perret/© 2012 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc

In Theaters: August 10th 

"I think the timing for this one is ideal," understates director Jay Roach. He's talking about The Campaign, a political comedy that makes a perfect run-up to the November elections. August usually produces one surprise hit. I'm betting The Campaign is it. How do you beat Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis playing dirty politics to win a congressional seat? Alexander Payne used a high school campaign to skewer hypocrisy in Election. And Roach (HBO's Recount and Game Change) is just the satirist to raise the stakes with the help of two comic icons. 

Related
The Travers Take: Reviews and Interviews From Peter Travers 

Best of Rolling Stone

Around the Web

x

Add a Comment