Dialogue carries new Clooney film

Nate Perez, Reporter

“The Ides of March” doesn’t feature any fight scenes, or have any corny, over-the-top dilemma.

What it does feature is great dialogue, a fantastic plot, and surprising entertainment given that it is a political drama.

“The Ides of March” features an all-star cast: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei, Paul Giamatti, and Evan Rachel Wood.

Gosling plays Stephen Meyers, a campaign press secretary that appears to be more than just an employee of prominent politician, Gov. Mike Morris (played by George Clooney). Meyers seems to really believe Morris can win because he is different from the other politicians.

He’s honest, he sincerely believes in his cause, and he’s not another pawn.

Morris is a progressive politician involved in an intense Democratic primary against a more conservative Democrat. The race is very close and any little mistake or mishap could cause either opponent to lose ground.

With the race getting closer and closer, Meyers begins to feel the pressure.

When a campaign scandal breaks loose within the Morris campaign, Meyers has to figure out how to control the situation that is unfolding.

You should watch this movie if you are over 30 or if you’re a fan of any of the above actors.

You should definitely not watch this movie if you’re expecting some sort of fight scene or if you hate good movies.

Gosling does a phenomenal job in this movie as he did in “Drive” and “Blue Valentine.”  Gosling’s been in other films worth mentioning, such as “Lars and the Real Girl” and “The Notebook.”

The list of movies really shows his diversity and ability as an actor.

Clooney not only starred in the “The Ides of March,” he also directed it.

This is not the first time Clooney has directed a movie. He’s directed “Good Night, and Good Luck,” “Leatherheads,” and a few others, but “The Ides of March” appears to be one of his best.

If you want to see over-the-top fight scenes with awful dialogue and a mediocre plot, go watch “Real Steel.”

If you want to see good acting, quality dialogue, and an overall good movie, watch “The Ides of March.”