Ides Of March

George Clooney’s 4th directorial effort brings him together with “it” guy of the year,Ryan Gosling.The political thriller also stars Phillip Seymour Hoffman,Marissa Tomei,Paul Giamatti and Evan Rachel Wood.The movie is about the last days of a Ohio democratic presidential primary.Ryan Gosling plays Stephen Myers,a junior campaign manager for Mike Morris (George Clooney) who inadvertently gets involved in a political scandal that threatens his candidate’s chances for president.This movie was a good one.Clooney is a pretty good director.All his movies have the same sort of feel to them and they become recognizable when you have watched a couple.This one reminds me of one of his other movies, Good Night,and Good Luck.Ides wasn’t anything groundbreaking or whatever but it was a solid movie.The acting was good, story was done well,I would recommend it.We all know politics is shady but the movie just kind of made you sad to see just how shady it is and how someone can go into it innocent and with idealistic beliefs and end up having to sell their soul.The question is just how much of your soul are you willing to sell?Ides of March is in theaters now.

2 thoughts on “Ides Of March”

  1. This is entertaining even if suspense barely builds and pay-off revelations come with little surprise. Clooney, as a director, is also able to draw-out amazing performances from this whole ensemble cast. Great review. Check out mine when you get the chance.

    1. You are definitely right. Clooney really is great at bringing out good performances out of his actors. All the movies I’ve seen where he directed the cast has had outstanding performances.

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