The Ides of March

I’ve been looking forward to The Ides of March since I first heard about it. It was the one movie I wasn’t going to wait to see. A Ryan Gosling/George Clooney political drama? Yes, please! These types of movies are my Twilight saga.

I really loved it. It was very intense and Ryan Gosling was genius, as usual. I can’t say much more because I don’t want to give anything away. Just know that it was awesome and even if you aren’t into politics, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

I have a degree in political science and my dream job was a campaign manager. I worked on Gore/Lieberman in 2002 and Kerry/Edwards in 2004. (Now you know I’m a Democrat, as if it wasn’t already obvious.) And as bad as campaigning is, this movie really made me want to get back into it!

Check out some of my other favorite political movies.

And here are some that are sitting in my Netflix queue.

I also love a good politcal comedy!

 Have you seen The Ides of March yet? What did you think? What is your favorite political movie?


Casey said...

I love a political drama myself. But also love the line "these movies are my twilight saga." tee hee!

as for ryan gosling, you should check this out:

(don't be alarmed by the use of the f word in that URL, the site is clean but hilarious)

Christianna said...

I haven't seen this movie yet. I'll most likely wait till it comes out on DVD. I'm not a huge fan of political films. The only I've seen out of all the ones you pointed out is "Milk". Hahahaha, so that's how often I watch them.

Hannah @ The New Black said...

I just saw this last night and I loved it! I didn't really like Evan Rachel Wood in that role though. I don't know who else I would have liked to see play Molly, but I just didn't like her in the role.