DVD: The Ides of March


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Man-of-the-moment Ryan Gosling stars as an ambitious press officer who works for George Clooney's Obama-like governor during a Democratic primary.

But he's distracted by professional overtures from a rival candidate's campaign manager, Paul Giamatti, and personal overtures from a shapely intern, Evan Rachel Wood. The Ides of March is flawed, but it's a defiantly grown-up, classy political thriller.