Movie Review – The Ides of March

It’s movie review day here at Glitter, Bliss, and Perfect Chaos! This weekend you get a double feature review. Reel Steel and The Ides of March. Two completely different movies, but both ones I wanted to see.

The Ides of March features Ryan Gosling, who we love here at Glitter, Bliss, and Perfect Chaos, and who we practically cried over giving him such a horrible review for his movie, Drive. It also has George Clooney in it. George is running for President, and I’m just saying, if George wants to run for real, I’d fully campaign for him. (Piper, maybe you can get him on your ticket somehow.). He’d look damn good on a dollar bill or something. I think if George’s face was on the dollar bill, it would totally revive our economy, and we’d be kicking the Euro’s ass.

Okay. So here’s the trailer.

The Verdict: I saw this movie right after seeing Reel Steel. I found myself easily being sucked into the story. Into the drama. This wasn’t a preachy political film. It was basically about the journey of a man, who really believed in what he was doing. Watching Ryan’s character go from an idealogical man to becoming the kind of man he would hate is subtle and he nails the role. Everything about him, the way he moved, the way he spoke, the emotions you could read all over his face. This is a role that could define his career. If those Academy Award voters are reading my blog, vote for Ryan on this one. He deserves a nomination for this role.

That being said, I really enjoyed this movie. Until the ending. The very last scene. I think we all know how I love a story to end happily. I want to know what happened in the end. Like, for sure. The way this movie ended, you weren’t completely sure what path he chose. Based on what he went through, I’m pretty sure I know what he did, but I’m not positive. It could have gone either way. And I don’t think this is a sequel kind of movie. So hello, director George Clooney, TELL ME HOW IT ENDED!!! I NEED TO KNOW!!

Because of that, I’m going to have to give it four stars, instead of five. Unless I write my own happy ending in my mind. If it would have ended the way I wanted it to, I totally would have given it a five star rating. Even with the ending, it’s worth seeing Ryan’s performance. And for those inquiring minds that want to know, he does get shirtless in the movie, so we are Stalking him.

Just a reminder of how we rank movies here at Glitter, Bliss, and Perfect Chaos:

One Star = Walk of shame. I was in last night’s dress, carrying my shoes as I rushed off. I can’t believe I wasted my time on him and pray no one I know sees me.

Two Stars = Bad date. He didn’t really do anything wrong, we just didn’t have any chemistry. Maybe he just wasn’t my type. I probably won’t answer if he calls.

Three Stars =Hookup. We had a great night together. Don’t know if it will be more than that, but it was sure fun while it lasted.

Four Stars = Stalking him. What a night! We danced, we kissed. Now if I could just get him to call me.

Five Stars = Happily ever after. I love him! I want to marry him, have his babies, and live happily ever after.