“The Ides of March”

When I first discovered that Ryan Gosling and George Clooney were filming a movie at my alma mater, I was extremely excited.  OK, yes, I was also disappointed seeing as I wasn’t there to witness it myself, but I was also thrilled to see how they would incorporate Miami into this political thriller.

Miami made its big-screen debut within the first 15 minutes of the movie, and the nearby city of Cincinnati was highly present throughout.  When the movie ended, I thought to myself, this movie really showcased Cincinnati.  References to dear old “Cinci” were sprinkled throughout the flick, from the mentions of “the guy from Proctor & Gamble”, to the ever-annoying phrase “who dey”.

Of course the two main reasons I spent $13 on a ticket (okay, the reason why Mike spent $26 on two tickets) to see this movie in theaters were because 1. Ryan Gosling was the male lead, and 2. I needed to see Miami’s beautiful campus on the big screen, but honestly, this is a movie that I would have liked, regardless.

“The Ides of March” felt very real, thanks to the dynamic cast, and it managed to hold onto my attention for the hour and 45 minutes that I was sitting in the uncomfortable movie theater (which let me tell you, is a very difficult feat).  Whether you have ties to Ohio or not, you’ll feel a connection to this movie.

All I can say is that I hope Stephen Meyers did the right thing in the end…



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