The Ides of March (2011)
Synopsis: The Ides of March happens during the mad final days before an intemperately contended Ohio presidential principal, when an energetic campaign press secretary discovers himself tangled in a political outrage that endangers to upend his prospect’s shot at the seat of presidency.
Running Time: 120 minutes
Distributor: Sony Pictures
Directed By: George Clooney
Written By: George Clooney (screenplay), Grant Heslov (screenplay)
Cast: Paul Giamatti, George Clooney and Philip Seymour Hoffman
Movie Release Date: October 7, 2011
The Ides of March is certainly a very political film, or to mildly put it, a movie that talks about politics, where an idealist ends up backstabbing and formulates dirty put-ons in order to score the presidential seat.
This film is drafted from the play written by Beau Willimon, and apparently based his play as well on the Howard Dean presidential campaign way back in 2004. While Howard Dean is not that young a presidential candidate, the depiction of the dirty politics is the inspiration for writing about this. All the deceit and lies shown in the campaign is definitely evident to be seen all throughout the movie.
The director is George Clooney, and it is quite a bit of a surprise, because he is not known to be involved in any type of politics. But it will be certain that the film will do its best to show the conservatives are the very evil corrupts the political system of America and they are the ones to blame in forcing the good, ideal liberals to be as lowly as those evil bastards.
While we may think that there is evil in all places of American politics, the film may be a little preacy, and Clooney is talented, yes. We just hope that he pulls this off. The Ides of March can be predicted to have Oscar nominations, plus a considerable ton of money in the box office.