Tenho que ver isto.
2 1/2 starts out of 5. The first two acts lead up to a disappointing final one. An honest effort with heart that left me asking if it was really over by the time it was done.
Política, um jogo sujo, seja qual o partido que tomarmos. A hipocrisia do sucesso. Poderia ter sido mais profundo e intenso. Peca pela falta de maior coragem - talvez para não "magoar" as hipóteses reais do partido nas eleições que já ocorreram. Talvez devesse ter sido lançado agora, ou então, acrescentarei, a propósito de políticas mais abstractas ou mesmo fictícias, inventadas.
The first and last shot of the film show Gosling's character about to speak into a void: first an empty Ohio Auditorium & the other to an oblivious national television audience. In the beginning we see a sprightly young man; by the end we see someone who has sacrificed every real possible human relationship around him. Shot well though at times spelling it out too much IDES is a political blockbuster with resonance.
And the Oscar to the Best Actor in a Leading Role did not go to Ryan Gosling because...?
George Clooney directs and costars another great political film that goes behind the scenes of tough politics. When I saw this film, I don't know which actor is better in this film. Ryan Gosling gives a good performance as an idealistic man who finds out the hard way how it works with his job. Clooney is mind-blowing as the presidential candidate and Paul Giamatti and Phillip Seymour Hoffman are great as well
There is plenty to celebrate about this movie, despite the creeping suspicion that it may be too tidy. Atop that list are the performances which range from riveting at best to effective at worst. It has relatively few new ideas regarding the political process, but that is the point of the film, the political process to be completely pure. An ably crafted political potboiler.
Interesting to compare with a film like 1974's "The Parallax View", insofar as today's political films dealing with disenchantment with the political system tacitly accept human corruption and manipulation, and see it as commonplace. Gosling's character type would more likely have been an assassin in the earlier film than a world-weary reporter, albeit one troubled by getting the blood on his immaculate attire.
A well acted film that squanders an incredible cast on the most despicable human beings in our country. It points out all the reprehensible traits of our elected officials while at the same time asking audiences to sympathize over them or feel conflict over which horrible leech will triumph over others. Ridiculous.
It was fair - exposing politics for what it can be - but the script was just so filled with dialogue in a bad way that I felt that Clooney should have a strong editor in there. Still, Hoffman is always good, and Gosling did his job. All in all: could have been a lot more powerful, like "All The President's Men".
So let me get this straight: this terrific Gosling's performance is worst than Clooney's in The descendants and Pitt on Moneyball and Oldman's in tinker tailor soldier spy? ok. My taste for films must be really ackward... And Gosling's misfortune has to be the fact that he's canadian... but undoubtedly he will be the first one to receive one soon...
I'm curious whether or not Clooney actually believes in any of the policies his character advocates. Mandatory public service after high school? That's pretty fucked up. Anyway, I liked this movie. It reminded me of what is often very easy to forget: that politicians and the people who work for them are just human beings and are no better than any one else at making decisions.