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ARE YOU A BEARCAT?
on July 10, 2016
Mike Morris (George Clooney ) governor of the state of Pennsylvania is running for president. He is about tied with Senator Pullman (Michael Mantell) with the Ohio primary being a pivotal state. Gosling, Hoffman, and Ward play various campaign aides and staffers for Clooney. Marisa Tomei plays a NYT reporter who claims she is sleeping with Hoffman, apparently something in her movie contract requires her to either have sex with Hoffman on screen or at least claim she does. I like this second option better because I don't think I can handle another film looking at Hoffman's huge naked butt. Hoffman provides us with an endless stream of profanities as he figures out how to get the populist Clooney elected.
Giamatti works for Pullman and attempts to recruit the idealistic Gosling to his campaign. It seems the GOP is going to ask their minions to vote for Pullman. Meanwhile intern Molly (Ward), who is the daughter of the head of the DNC, throws herself at Gosling who can't resist.
As it turns out Clooney is not the saint Gosling initially believes and he is forced to walk a tightrope until the rope breaks and he doesn't know where to land. The acting was great as expected from the cast. Evan Rachel Wood stood out among the stars. The script was at times trite, but the actors managed to make good deliveries. I thought "Primary Colors" was a superior film.
F-bombs, sex, no nudity