The Ides of March review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 09/26/12
One of the underrated politically involved movies that is well-casted and carefully directed. A story of Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling), a junior campaign manager for Mike Morris (George Clooney), Governor of Pennsylvania and a Democratic presidential candidate. Morris' rival is Arkansas Senator Ted Pullman (Michael Mantell), and his campaign manager, Tom Duffy (Paul Giamatti), invites Stephen to talk privately. Meyers gets involved with an intern Molly Stearns (Evan Rachel Wood). Somewhat dull from the very beginning until the major snag was presented. Performances from the cast were sincere, score was fabulous and direction surprisingly effective especially during tense scenes. Screenplay could have been better. The Ides of March is a good look at flawed characters related to political campaigns.