Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Ides of March (2011)

Director: George Clooney. Cast: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright. 101 min. Rated R. Political/Drama.

A modern-day idealistic presidential campaign staffer (Gosling) rallies around an energetic "change"-promising candidate not unlike Obama (Clooney), finds himself grappling with the cruel politics and backstabbing involved managing his idol's campaign, and eventually becomes the very foe he was up against. Remarkably intelligent screenplay, as every word and dialogue cuts through the air, and incredible actors popping out of every corner (I'm finally coming to accept that Gosling may be good actor). Directed, written, and produced by Clooney. This guy keeps getting better every day.

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