Columbia/Smokehouse/Appian Way (George Clooney, Grant
Heslov & Brian Oliver)
W: George Clooney, Grant Heslov & Beau
Willimon [based on the novel "Farragut North" by Beau Willimon]
DP: Phedon Papamichael
Ed: Stephen Mirrione
Mus: Alexandre Desplat
Ryan Gosling (Stephen Meyers), George Clooney (Mike
Morris), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Paul Zara), Paul Giamatti (Tom Duffy), Evan Rachel Wood (Molly Stearns), Marisa Tomei (Ida Horowicz), Jeffrey Wright (Franklin Thompson)
The Ides of March is an America-centric political
drama set during an unspecified election year.
An idealistic young staffer for a presidential
candidate gets thrown into the deep end of dirty politics, backstabbing and bribery while working on the campaign.
Like many films of its ilk, it's a film which will
mean more on American shores than overseas, but fantastic performances from an impressive ensemble cast and a great script of zesty, poisonous dialogue make this an entertaining watch,
although the finished product is not particularly memorable.