THE IDES OF MARCH (2011 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì

The Ides of March becomes a type of examination of turning points in political careers when a choice will determine an entire system’s moral character. The rise and fall in power and position, loss of honor and respect, bribery, and tradeoffs intricately weave their way through the film with surprises at every corner. The film’s title plays on the assassination of Caesar during the Roman Empire, a political maneuver that had far reaching consequences for the outcome of that civilization’s standing as a Republic. Actors Ryan Gosling and George Clooney are superbly cast.

Storyline

Junior Campaign Manager Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling) works to elect Governor Mike Morris (George Clooney) to United States presidency. In the process, he discovers compromised behavior on the part of Governor Mike Morris.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director George Clooney for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Leonardo DiCaprio, Guy East, Barbara A. Hall, Jennifer Killoran, Nigel Sinclair, Todd Thompson, Nina Wolarsky, and Stephen Pevner for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Tom Duffy (Paul Giamatti), Paul Zara (Philip Seymour Hoffman), and Senator Thompson (Jeffrey Wright), Molly Stearns (Evan Rachel Wood), Ida Horowicz (Marisa Tomei), Senator Thompson (Jeffrey Wright), Ben Harper (Max Minghella), and Cindy Morris (Jennifer Ehle).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film provides interesting insight into the politics inside of politics. It’s a scene turner and will not disappoint as a very good political drama.

Ben Meyers

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