In short: a story of political power and corruptibility, set in contemporary USA during the race for the Democratic Party’s Presidential nomination.
Good Stuff: class performances by George Clooney, Ryan Gosling and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The script is tight – unsurprisingly, as it is based on a play – and though the action is almost non existent, the film does not drag. The political maneuvering is bloody and believable.
The Not So Good Stuff: not much happens.
Query: was The Seduction of Joe Tynan better?