First of all, I will fully admit that I originally picked up this movie because Ryan Gosling was in it. And George Clooney...but mostly just Ryan Gosling. That is one fine looking man, for real.
Summary from the Sony Pictures website: "Ambition seduces and power corrupts in a nerve-wracking thriller from director George Clooney. Idealistic campaign worker Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling) has sworn to give all for Governor Mike Morris (Clooney), a wild card presidential candidate whose groundbreaking ideas could change the political landscape. However, a brutal Ohio primary threatens to test Morris's integrity. Stephen gets trapped in the down-and-dirty battle and finds himself caught up in a scandal where the only path to survival is to play both sides. The all-star cast includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood."
So I borrowed this movie from the library and had it for like a month before I finally got a chance to watch it. I don't know why I waited so long, I just did. But, overall, it was a really good movie. The character development and the way the story unfolded were really interesting. It was intriguing to see the behind-the-scenes stuff that goes along with an election (or at least how it was portrayed in the movie). I think both Gosling and Clooney did a fantastic job with this movie, as did Wood. I highly recommend this movie, especially if you're into politics.