Director: George Clooney
I've been meaning to write up a review for this but I don’t know where to start. So after numerous drafts, here it is: this is a misleading movie poster. Besides knowing that it’s a political flick, I don’t know much more about it. The local cable channel recently showed the movie and after watching it, I was caught off-guard. Not because of the plot of the film itself, but how the performances made it interesting. I tend to shy away from political films but this is a good one.
The film plot is ordinary in the political world. It’s about the involvement of a campaign manager into the scheming, strategical world that is called politics. Ryan Gosling stars as Stephen Meyers, one of the brains behind the Morris (Clooney) campaign to become democratic electorate for presidency. His boss is Paul Zara (Seymour Hoffman) and they’re competing against Pullman, who’s campaign is headed by Duffy (Giamati). It really is just on the premise of how far will he go for his candidate. As a young shot, Meyers gets a first glimpse of how it is to play in the political game.