The Ides of March

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?

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