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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

movie review -- in honor of Election Day

I recently saw The Ides of March. I was a little disappointed, I thought it was a George Clooney movie. While Clooney produced and directed it, his character is a supporting role . . . The movie belongs to Ryan Gosling.

As for the merits . . . It's very talky, builds way too slowly towards the climax. It's about idealusm vs. "dirty politics."

It isn't the least bit subtle and events are telegraphed to the audience before they occur; there are no surprises here.

Though I did live Cloobey as the candidate. He has injected his personal political viewpoint ibto the story, and I felt myself wishing he was a real candidate, not a character in a movie.

Overall I liked it, but my friend did not.

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