I love George Clooney. And, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and all the other great names in this film. But, you don’t make a great movie just by stuffing it full of good actors.
A blond, twenty year old intern has an affair with the soon to be president. Also, by the way, with one of her bosses on the campaign. She has no important duties and no other women on the campaign have serious roles. Then, she gets pregnant, oops, by the almost president, has an abortion and oh, gosh, kills herself or accidentally overdoses, your choice.
The best part was the behind the scenes political shenanigans between the men. Overall, I couldn’t believe I was watching a movie in this day and age where the main female on the campaign’s claim to fame is getting pregnant and dying. I guess women don’t need to be smart to be in politics, just too naïve to use contraception.
- Rated: R
- Political Drama
- Release Date: 2011
- Directed by: George Clooney
- Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, George Clooney, Marisa Tomei, Paul Giamotti, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ryan Gosling
- Produced by: George Clooney, Grant Heslov
- Written by: Beau Willimon, George Clooney, Grant Heslov
- Studio: Appian Way, Smokehouse Pictures