Movie Review Monday: The Ides of March

The Ides of March (2011) - IMDbI downloaded this to watch on the plane on the way out to Phoenix.  Maybe not the best viewing conditions, but we did just fine.

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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

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About nfoste2245

I am approaching 40 and have been married since my early 20's. I have become more than a little frustrated with having to answer incredibly personal questions about my choice to not have children. It is apparently taboo to talk about religion and politics, but confronting me about my reproductive choices is fair game. It is not a choice I made alone, quickly or lightly. My husband and I made it together. I am not "withholding" children or grandchildren from anyone. There is an astonishing lack of understanding over the idea that it is an actual choice, to have a child or not. There is also an amazing lack of support, discussion and resources for those like me, that have made the choice. This is not a blog for kid-haters, or mocking people for having kids. It is a place where we can talk about living full lives, without kids, and without guilt.

Posted on February 27, 2012, in Movies, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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