A young press spokesman (Ryan Gosling) falls prey to backroom politics, the treacherous manipulations of veteran operatives and seduction by a young intern (Evan Rachel Wood) while working for a Governor Morris (George Clooney), a candidate running in the presidential primary race for the Democratic Party ticket.
Based on the play Farragut North by Beau Willimon.
i didn't like it. great cast. it didn't interest me. i didn't pay to see it in a theatre, thank goodness. i would not recommend it. it's not even my skepticism for politics that influenced my decision.
if you enjoy political dramas, you'll enjoy this. suspense and intrigue make this entertaining but a sad reflection of politicians.