I recently attended a screening of The Ides of March, and I had no idea what the movie was about, other than seeing the movie posters around town! So first let me provide you with a few definitions…
The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martiae) is the name of the 15th of March in the Roman calendar, probably referring to the day of the full moon. The word “Ides” comes from the Latin word “Idus” and means “half division” especially in relation to a month. In modern times, the term “Ides of March” is best known as the date that Julius Caesar was killed in 44 B.C. Julius Caesar was stabbed (23 times) to death in the Roman Senate by a group of conspirators led by Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus.
Now that you have been educated on the title, I can educate you on the movie… it is awesome! It’s like “Chutes and Ladders” on the big screen, a murder mystery without a murder or that street that zig-zags back and forth in San Francisco. Ryan Gosling plays a political genius who is helping to pave the road for George Clooney, who is also the director, in his quest for the White House. The cast is great, the suspense is non-stop, and the twists and turns in the story just keep on coming.
As someone who is not political at all, and feels that is most cases you are voting for the best of the worst these days, The Ides of March kept my attention from beginning to the cliffhanger ending. I loved the movie and I suggest that you see it! It really left me thinking that most everything that happened in the movie is likely par for the course in the political arena.
I didn’t want the movie to end, so all in all, they created and extraordinary experience!