An idealistic staffer for a newbie presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. Based on the play by Beau Willimon.
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I can honestly say that it was not a very good movie. The movie never really goes anywhere. The only good thing about it was that it had a cute blonde girl in it. Otherwise it was a little bit of a snooze fest. It wasn't Charlie and the Chocolate Factory bad but I would say 4/10.
The Ides of March is a surprisingly effective political drama about corruption. It portrays a likeable protagonist full of integrity, among other far less admiral politicians. In the end, he has to fall to their level in order to succeed. The movie really draws you in and makes you sad about what has happened to this honorable young man in such a short time.
The film was directed by George Clooney, and it is probably his best yet. It brings you in to the main character and then kills you with the realization that nobody can stay pure for very long in a den of thieves. The Shakespeare reference of a title is accurate; our hero truly is a tragic one.
This movie was not as good as many hoped, but it was still very good.