Metromix DVD pick of the week:
"The Ides of March"
Stars: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Paul Giamatti
Beware, "The Ides of March"... is now on DVD. "Ides" is an understated political drama from director George Clooney, staring the Silver Fox himself and his easy-on-the-eyes co-stars Ryan Gosling, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood.
In the film, Pennsylvania Governor Mike Morris (Clooney) and his Junior Campaign Manager Stephen Meyers (Gosling) are preparing for the final stretch in the Democratic nomination for the next presidential election. When Meyers loses the trust of his campaign manager Paul Zara (Hoffman), he ends up on "New York Times" reporter Ida Horowicz's (Tomei) radar for the inside scoop. As the days narrow down to the Democratic primaries, Meyers gets caught up in a political scandal which leads him down a slippery slope...
Adapted from Beau Willimon's 2008 play "Farragut North" (thank goodness they changed the title!), the film also features Academy Award winner Philip Seymouor Hoffman and Academy Award nominee Paul Giamatti alongside their other all-star Academy castmates (Evan Rachel Wood remains Oscar-less, so far).
Check out Metromix's review.
DVD: $30.99; Blu-ray: $35.99
DVD Extras: Believe: George Clooney Featurette; On the Campaign: The Cast of "Ides of March" Featurette; Commentary with George Clooney and Grant Heslov
Blu-ray Extras: DVD: Believe: George Clooney Featurette; On the Campaign: The Cast of "Ides of March" Featurette; Commentary with George Clooney and Grant Heslov; Developing the Campaign: The Origin of "Ides of March" Featurette; What Does a Political Consultant Do? Featurette
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