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The Ides of March

Stephen Myers' (Ryan Gosling) excitement for being part of the team behind presidential hopeful Governor Mike Morris (George Clooney) wanes considerably as he becomes privy to the intricate workings and backroom dealings that are part of the politician's campaign.

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Release Date: 07 Oct 2011
Run Time: 102
MPAA Rating: R

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In-Depth Review

Release Date: 4 October 2011

Because we only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies at Parent Previews we did not review this title. For your convenience, we have provided some brief information about the film’s synopsis and content.

Synopsis:

Stephen Myers’ (Ryan Gosling) excitement for being part of the team behind presidential hopeful Governor Mike Morris (George Clooney) wanes considerably as he becomes privy to the intricate workings and backroom dealings that are part of the politician’s campaign. This movie is based on the play by Beau Willimon.

Content Details: Beyond the Movie Ratings...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Violence:

- Occasional upsetting scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Implied and simulated sexual activity (no nudity).

Language:

- Pervasive use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions.

- Limited use of slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use.

- Some substance abuse.

Discussion Ideas: Talk About the Movie...

This movie is based on the play Farragut North by Beau Willimon.

Video alternatives

What kind of madness can politics drive people to commit? In Swing Vote, two presidential hopefuls tailor their campaigns to win over a single elector. And in The Candidate, a man with great ideals finds himself selling his soul as the political stakes increase.

Home Video Notes

Ides of March releases to home video on January 17, 2012.

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