The Ides of March

THE IDES OF MARCH

Review: An up-and-coming campaign secretary finds that he is involved in a political scandal which threatens to upend his candidate’s shot at the presidency.
Director: George Clooney
Actors: Paul Giamatti, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ryan Gosling, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright, Max Minghella, Jennifer Ehle, Gregory Itzin, Michael Mantell, Yuri Sardarov, Bella Ivory, Maya Sayre and Danny Mooney
Year: 2011
Genre: Drama and Thriller
Conclusion: 3/5
I think to properly understand this film and to know what is going on you have got to have some insight into the American politics. Fantastic ensemble cast who all acted so well and very intelligently written. George Clooney has done an amazing job directing and co-writing such a political film. I also felt that Ryan Gosling had a lot to do and also portrayed an awful lot. He is just so watchable. Throughout this film there have been a number of changes; for instance, Brad Pitt was originally cast as Paul Zara but was replaced by Philip Seymour Hoffman. Leonardo DiCaprio dropped out of the role of Stephen Meyers, but he stayed on as executive producer.

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