A film by George Clooney.
Cast: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Stephen Meyers is an 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?
The film also raises the question of whether it is possible for any candidate to win and yet remain true to his original values. The movie stars George Clooney, well-known as a Democrat. It takes place entirely within a Democratic primary campaign, and although our feelings about who is good and bad may evolve, they’re all Democrats. Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling), who as a press secretary is required to more or less lie as a living. He works for Pennsylvania Gov. Mike Morris (Clooney), an idealistic liberal. Philip Seymour Hoffman is Paul Zara, his seasoned campaign manager; Michael Mantell is Sen. Pullman, Morris’ opponent, and Paul Giamatti is Tom Duffy, Pullman’s campaign manager. Well so far we have ensemble cast hooray!!!! The screenplay is based on a play (“Farragut North” by Beau Willimon), it contains some front-of-the-stage monologues that Hoffman and Giamatti make plausible under the camera. This is the story about actual candidate that wants to run for President. THat is how it goes lying that is what politician do so they can get elected If you think that politics is pure you are wrong. lying, deceiving ,cut throat, back stabbing etc…..It is a realistic political drama. Well done.