I ventured out to a movie last weekend with my good friend. It was a movie I normally wouldn’t see, since I’m more of the paranormal persuasion, but this one caught my interest, so I figured I’d give it a try.
Plus, the company was good! **waves at Michele**
Summary from IMDB:
An idealistic staffer for a newbie presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. Based on the play by Beau Willimon.
Whoa…I was pleasantly surprised. Normally I don’t like political thrillers, but this one had me captivated from the beginning. I just had to know what happened. And, some of the things surprised me…along with saddened me. I sure hope our government isn’t run like this. There were two depressing things about the movie.
1. It cast doubt on my faith in government.
2. My ears were pretty much bleeding from hearing the “F” so much. **shakes head** I can tolerate language in movies for the most part, heck, my stories are not free from swear words…but really, did they need to use the f-bomb every other sentence? Okay, not every other sentence, but close enough.
The acting was fantastic. I’m not a super huge Clooney fan, but he delivered. Mostly I loved Ryan Gosling’s performance. He’s a stellar actor for sure. I’d recommend this movie if you like political thrillers.
Have you seen it? What’d you think?