George Clooney‘s THE IDES OF MARCH isn’t so much a political thriller as a morality tale…
What we’ve got is some terrific insight into the backroom politics of Pennsylvania Governor George Clooney’s race to win the Ohio primary for his party’s presidential nomination.
And tensions are building.
Press secretary Ryan Gosling is being lured by rival campaign manager Paul Giamatti, while New York Times reporter Marisa Tomei is ready to blow-up anything that leaks out of the campaign. And she’s close to blowing the lid off a boat load of indiscretions.
All while senior campaign manager Philip Seymour Hoffman tries desperately to keep it all from falling apart.
Loyalty being the only currency you can count on—or so they say.
Written, produced, directed and co-starring George Clooney, THE IDES OF MARCH is chock-full of performances that the Academy is sure to take note of!
So does the movie favor Democrats? Or does it stay fair and balanced?
In a recent press interview, Clooney defended the film by calling it "a political thriller" and adding he did not consider it a politcal movie because, "I suppose if you’re a Democrat you’ll like the beginning of the movie best and if you’re a Republican you’ll like the end."
Frankly I’m not so sure I agree with him.
If nothing else it’s once again living proof that double-dipping an intern can bring on awkward—make that game changing circumstances. Or as Clooney lays it out here: When you make a mistake you lose the right to play!
THE IDES OF MARCH raising 4 out of 5 political fingers!
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