Monday, January 2, 2012


The worth watching political drama of the year that will bag its nominations in more than one category in upcoming celebrated award season of the year. This time more than actor, George Clooney delivered as a director and screenplay writer and he deserved words of appreciation for bringing an engaging political drama with performances to notice. The film is inside story of an election campaign for presidential post. The rivals of prime candidature are Pullman and Morris. We see the shifting loyalty of politics ruled by selfish interest and number games. Here is a dedicated man named Steven taking his campaign duty and job with utmost sincerity and pulling it hard from every corners to let his side of man win the election. And the film is more about struggle of Steven, played brilliantly by Ryan Gosling than his side of presidential man Morris played by George Clooney. Steven did a silly mistake that sparks a controversy and misunderstanding about his loyalty. He’s the trustworthy idealist trapped between his conscience and dirty politics.

Though the film has tout ensemble cast consists of actors like Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood and Clooney himself; it’s Ryan Gosling who steals the show from all. He is an absolutely promising actor to watch from last two years; so consistent and intense in his performances and versatile on characters. Once again he nailed a well controlled act that surely deserves Oscar nomination this year. the film is more on shifting drama than political thriller which could turn boring if not handled well, thanks to its taut editing, it surely an engaging affair.

Recommended watch of the year.


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