There is only one adult in the room in The Ides of March: Philip Seymour Hoffman. The rest is sort of an MSNBC/Jersey Shore political cartoon.
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The timing may be just right for George Clooney's probing tale, The Ides of March, which Sony Pictures is positioning as a political thriller, but comes across more as a political fable.
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