[CTV News] If any movie could turn U.S. voters off politics for good, “The Ides of March” would be it.
George Clooney directs and stars in this gritty, warts-and-all look at the race to the White House. It’s disturbing, filled with moral quandaries, and crammed with characters who will do anything to attain power.
But “The Ides of March” is also a tale about the power of belief. That we see as one idealistic media strategist (Ryan Gosling) campaigns his heart out for a Democratic presidential hopeful. Governor Mike Morris (Clooney) seems a dream candidate. He’s brilliant and charismatic. He’s unafraid to speak his mind. But that “perfect” veneer cracks after Morris’s aide learns the awful truth about his boss. [source]
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