The Ides of March

Synopsis: 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?
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): George Clooney
Production: Sony Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 33 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.1
Metacritic:
67
Rotten Tomatoes:
84%
R
Year:
2011
101 min
$40,962,534
Website
426 Views


I'm not a Christian.

I'm not an atheist.

I'm not Jewish.

I'm not Muslim.

My religion

and what l believe in

is called the Constitution

of the United States of America.

- Hang on.

- Did you get that?

- And let me open these up.

- Hmm?

Okay, go ahead.

If l'm not religious enough for you,

don't vote for me.

If l'm not experienced enough

for you...

don't vote for me.

Uh...

You know what? Don't vote for me.

Don't. Don't do it.

Whatever you do,

don't vote for me. How's that?

- Okay.

- Okay.

- We got it. Thanks.

Can we get the monitors up a little?

I'd like the governor to be able to hear himself.

- You got it.

- Okay.

Also... are we gonna put risers

under these podiums

like we discussed

in the preconditions?

No, I know. We didn't get

the specs till last night.

- They're making something slide right under that.

- Okay. Thank you.

- It's just they're few inches short,

so it makes it hard for him

to read his notes.

- Okay.

Gentlemans, thank you.

And I see you in a few hours.

Didn't know the governor

had trouble reading his notes.

Why he isn't wearing glasses?

No, he doesn't. Just Pullman is 5'8".

He's gonna look like a hobbit.

l like Mike! l like Mike!

Well, it all comes down to this.

We are one week away

from the Ohio primary.

Two democrats on left standing.

Senator Pullman of Arkansas

trailing Governor Morris

of Pennsylvania.

Governor Morris has mounted

a sizable lead, with 2047 delegates,

winning New Hampshire, California,

New York and Michigan.

But Senator Pullman, with 1302

delegates, is still in the hunt,

having won Florida and Tennessee

and Virginia and Missouri.

A win in Ohio could turn it all

aroundfor the Arkansas senator.

One week from Tuesday,

the all-important 161 Ohio delegates

could be the deciding factor.

Once again, it is true,

as goes Ohio, so goes the nation.

Would you call yourself Christian?

How would that matter?

"Let me quote. l have no idea

what happens when we die.

Maybe nothing. Maybe it's like

before we were born." Unquote.

- You did write this governor.

- Let me be specific.

Please do.

l was raised Catholic.

l am not a practicing Catholic.

And l have no idea what happens

after we die.

If the senator does,

maybe he should be president.

l'll vote for him.

ls that your idea of being specific?

- Let me be more specific.

- Thank you.

I am not a Christian or an atheist.

I'm not Jewish or Muslim.

What l believe, my religion,

is written on a piece of paper

called The Constitution.

Meaning that I will defend,

until my dying breath, your right

to worship, in whatever god

you believe in,

as long as it doesn't hurt others.

I believe we should be judged

as a country,

by how we take care of the people

who cannot take care of themselves.

That's my religion.

If you think l'm not religious enough,

don't vote for me.

If you think l'm not experienced enough,

or tall enough, don't vote for me.

Because I can't change that

to get elected.

l just wanted you to say out loud

if you believe

in the teaches of the Bible.

ls this a Democratic primary

or a general election?

Well governor,

whoever wins this contest

will be running for president.

And if you think that

these questions won't be central

in a general election,

then you are living in fantasy land.

l'm simply pointing to the obvious.

We are running for president

of the United States,

not student council president.

- Double?

- Yeah, double.

Fucking national security.

- Out of the park.

- Home run.

The alumni of Miami

University of Ohio

would like to thank you

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George Clooney

George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and businessman. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting in Syriana (2006) and the other for co-producing Argo (2012). Clooney made his acting debut on television in 1978, and later gained wide recognition in his role as Dr. Doug Ross on the long-running medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999, for which he received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. While working on ER, he began attracting a variety of leading roles in films, including the superhero film Batman & Robin (1997) and the crime comedy Out of Sight (1998), in which he first worked with director Steven Soderbergh, who would become a long-time collaborator. In 1999, he took the lead role in Three Kings, a well-received war satire set during the Gulf War. In 2001, Clooney's fame widened with the release of his biggest commercial success, the heist comedy remake Ocean's Eleven, the first of what became a trilogy starring Clooney. He made his directorial debut a year later with the biographical spy comedy Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, and has since directed the historical drama Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), the sports comedy Leatherheads (2008), the political drama The Ides of March (2011), and the war film The Monuments Men (2014). Clooney won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the Middle East thriller Syriana (2005), and subsequently earned Best Actor nominations for the legal thriller Michael Clayton (2007) and the comedy-dramas Up in the Air (2009) and The Descendants (2011). In 2013, he received the Academy Award for Best Picture for producing the political thriller Argo. He is the only person who has been nominated for Academy Awards in six different categories.In 2009, Clooney was included in Time's annual Time 100 as one of the "Most Influential People in the World". He is also noted for his political and economic activism, and has served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace since January 31, 2008. His humanitarian work includes his advocacy of finding a resolution for the Darfur conflict, raising funds for the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Armenian Genocide recognition, 2004 tsunami, 9/11 victims, and creating documentaries such as Sand and Sorrow to raise awareness about international crises. Clooney helped fund the March for Our Lives after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in 2018. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2013, Clooney co-founded Casamigos Tequila with Rande Gerber and Michael Meldman. It was sold to Diageo for $700 million in June 2017, with an additional $300 million possible depending on the company's performance over the next ten years. He is married to British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney. more…

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