Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Ides of March: George, you should have heeded the warning

Yes, the ladies went to the movies once again.  Our friend from VT joined us and it was all good.  Except the movie was boring.  (Mostly Jane's fault- sorry Joanne- as Jane was asked her opinion and well, I'll explain another time, no wait, why not now?  Jane likes political movies and George.)  Jane also forgot Joanne doesn't.  Joanne picks next time and Jane has to grin and bear it.  But I've digressed.

The movie is loosely based on John Edwards' folly, the Democratic party's inability to run an effective campaign and general politics.  Ryan Gosling was good, playing a neophyte with a conscience (or was he?) and Paul Giamatti is always fun.  Add to this mix Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jeffrey Wright (Look up Jeffrey Wright- he played Peoples Hernandez in the remake of Shaft among other roles 'cause he takes care of his peoples).  Here we have some fine acting talent and yet the arc of the movie leaves one cold.  Yeah it has an ending but it leaves one wanting a better ending.  Something more satisfying.  Meatier, even if you are a vegan.