Directed by George Clooney, Ides of March focuses on democratic politics and the challenges faced as compromises are made to meet election standards in Ohio.
Based in Cincinnati, a liberal governor of Pennsylvania, Mike Morris (George Clooney) is a Democratic candidate for the presidential elections. What a time to bring out such a film while the primary elections campaigns are in effect. Either way, the opposition is never easy as an emerging 30 year old, Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling) comes out of nowhere to voice his liberal political views as a mysterious character.
Photo from The New York Times.
In the battle to the White House, the chief campaign manager, Paul Zara (Philip Seymour Hoffman) assists Morris to tackle the big issues at hand regarding health, defense and taxes in America. Within the debates, there are unexpected melodramatic events that tend to pop up in American elections. The usual allegations including sex scandals, bribery and blackmail which makes voters second guess their ideal candidates as their past juicy details are exposed.
In a means to survive, the trouble stirs and the men realize that there can only be one winner to get into office. Displaying their policies and engaging in practical political matters, the drama conveys conspiracies left and right and for what, to accomplish achievement. The serious film highlights the passionate electoral issues when running for presidency.
Some of the themes portrayed in this film resemble the amazing, Goodnight, and Good Luck, Clooney’s film about a broadcast journalist dealing with ethical communication and confrontation in to the 1905s between a liberal broadcaster Ed Murrow and senator, Joe McCarthy.
The cast includes George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Marisa Tomei, Max Minghella and Paul Giamatti.
The film was released 28 October. Go watch and voice your political views about it.