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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

The Ides of March (2011)

US Politics = yawn. But when the cast includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, and George Clooney (who also directed the feature and contributed to the adaptation of the source play, Farragut North, by Beau Willimon) then I'm damn well going to watch it regardless!
It's a well-made melodrama, but unfortunately the main focus of the story is a junior campaign manager played by Ryan Gosling who's about as interesting as a paper cut, although it's a welcome relief that it isn't all about the election campaign itself. Gosling's character comes alive a little during his interactions with a young female intern named Molly (great work by Evan Rachel Wood), but not enough to make me care about his role.

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