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The Ides of March (2011) - Movie Details

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102 min.
Release Date
October 7, 2011
DVD Release Date
January 17, 2012
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102 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for pervasive language

"The Ides of March" takes place during the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, when an up-and-coming campaign press secretary (Ryan Gosling) finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate's shot at the presidency.... Full synopsis »

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It's a rule that has stood the test of time, from the days of Julius Caesar to the poetry of William Shakespeare: hubris is a bitch that will beat you, or stab you, dead. Confidence is important, but overconfidence - especially the assumption that things will always go your way because you're more virtuous than the next guy - will ultimately destroy you. In George Clooney's mesmerizing The Ides of March, people are but pawns, emotion and friendship unimportant in contrast to strategy and victory, pieces of flesh to be positioned and brushed aside for the sake of success. Or the twisted form of success idealized by politicians. Full movie review »

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