Thursday, December 29, 2011

6. The Ides of March

The last work of George Clooney as director. This was the opening film at the “Mostra” of Venice. The film is also acted by the Clooney that apparently has been very pleased by the result, also in the film is perhaps the best American young actor, Ryan Gosling, This is a plot of suspense with political background. “The Ides of March” has been co-written by Clooney as well, demonstrating its faith on the story adapting the Willimon’s work “Farragut North”. The story takes us to the last days of primary elections in Ohio. The cast is completed with other stars that put a heavy weight to the film, including Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella and Jeffrey Wright, besides the always stimulating Philip Seymour Hoffman, plus another great performance by Gosling this year, hard to tell which performance was his best this year out of this one, “Drive” and “Crazy, Stupid Love”. A super cast!

This movie is about politics and of course that means that it is filled with lies and deceptions and all sorts of interesting stuff. People are tempted onto the other side, forced to indulge in cover ups that will prevent the competition from finding out their hidden secrets, and brought into all sorts of betrayals. This movie will keep you drawn to the screen in order to find out exactly what the truth is and what the lies are. But don’t be surprised if you aren’t sure which is which until the very end. You’ll love this movie.

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