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The Ides of March (2011)

R | | Drama | 7 October 2011 (USA)
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An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.

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Stephen Meyers is a young idealist who's brilliant at communications, is second in command of Governor Mike Morris's presidential campaign, and is a true believer. In the middle of the Ohio primary, the campaign manager of Morris's opponent asks Meyers to meet; he offers him a job. At the same time, Morris's negotiations for the endorsement of the man in third place, a North Carolina Senator, hit a snag. A young campaign intern, Molly Stearns, gets Stephen's romantic attention. Republicans have a trick up their sleeve; Stephen may be too trusting, and Molly has a secret. What's most important, career, victory, or virtue? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Ambition seduces. Power corrupts. See more »

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Rated R for pervasive language | See all certifications »

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$12,500,000 (estimated)

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$10,470,143 (USA) (7 October 2011)

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$40,962,534 (USA) (6 January 2012)
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Opening film at the 2011 Venice Film Festival. See more »

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At one point in the movie, two characters watch the political commentary show "Hardball" right after waking up in the morning. "Hardball" actually airs twice in the evening, at 5:00PM ET live and 7:00PM ET in rebroadcast. It never airs during the morning. See more »

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[first lines]
Stephen Meyers: I'm not a Christian. I'm not an Atheist. I'm not Jewish. I'm not Muslim. My religion, what I believe in is called the Constitution of United States of America.
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A Bit Of A Let Down
21 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Oh Dear! Considering the amount of talent involved in making this it's a real disappointment. A dull story about characters I couldn't care less about doing things I wasn't interested in. It's the old chestnut about American politics being a dirty business and how no one can be trusted and all the double dealing and manipulating that goes on. It's been done before and better with films like 'The Best Man'and 'Bulworth'. Many of the characters seem to have been drawn from every political stereotype and none of them seems very believable, and Marisa Tomei's cartoon styled journalist belonged in something like 'The Simpsons'. For fans ofthe particpants only I'm afraid.


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