Movie Review Monday: The Ides of March
From IMDB: Stephen Meyers is an idealist who’s brilliant at communications: he’s second in command of Governor Mike Morris’s presidential campaign, and he’s a true believer. In the middle of the Ohio primary, the campaign manager of Morris’s opponent asks Meyers to meet: he offers him a job. At the same time, Morris’s negotiations for the endorsement of the man in third place, a North Carolina Senator, hit a snag. A young campaign intern, Molly Stearns, gets Stephen’s romantic attention. Republicans have a trick up their sleeves, Stephen may be too trusting, and Molly has a secret. What’s most important: career, victory, or virtue? Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I did enjoy the movie, but it wasn’t new. I am not sure this was much different from Primary Colors. It is a story of a political campaign, the pitfalls of politics and just how quickly one will cross the line, even for the right cause or candidate. Another story of how politics corrupts and how no candidate is exactly as good as they seem. A great cast and nice performances, but they can’t really overcome the overdone story material.
My rating: Somewhere between 2 and 3 Gummies