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Movie review: 'The Campaign'

Movie review: 'The Campaign'

Talk about your undecided voters. The new Will Ferrell/Zach Galifianakis vehicle "The Campaign" can't make up its mind about dumb versus smart, crass versus crass with a conscience, or cheap caricature versus satire stoked by a sincere call to action. Comedies with something to say often go about saying it a dozen different ways, but this intended skewering of lowball politics and America's corrosive cynicism regarding our elected officials, and how they got that way, struggles to film a cheap sight gag to decent effect.

The baby-punching joke, for instance. It's in the trailer. The North Carolina congressional rivals played by Ferrell (the Democrat, the horndog) and...