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This is a political movie starring George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti and Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
Despite it’s Ryan Goslingness this movie was really just okay. I think it does more to establish Ryan Gosling as the new Robert Redford — now that Brad Pitt is getting old enough to be Robert Redford – than really contribute anything interesting or new story wise.
The film just seems too derivative. A bit of The Candidate here, a bit of the West Wing there. I want to tell the filmmakers to stop re-doing old movies and create something new. Despite an amazing cast I’m not sure that any of the characters were all that well developed or written. I really just couldn’t care about any of them. The two female characters could probably have just been named “Madonna” and “Whore.” In fact, if someone created a movie called “Madonna and Whore” it would probably be a lot more fun to watch. It’s probably already been done by the porn industry though.
Some of the political manoeverings were interesting, but not reason enough to watch the movie.
Overall, if it doesn’t make it onto your video playlist you probably haven’t missed much.