Hoffman plays Paul Zara, campaign manager to Democrat presidential hopeful Governor Mike Morris, in this look at politics behind the scenes, directed by George Clooney. The campaign’s press spokesman, Stephen Meyers, starts off idealistic, then learns more than he wants to know about dirty politics on the campaign trail. Co-starring George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, and Evan Rachel Wood.
It’s hard not to be disenchanted because every day we read about how nothing can get done and there’s a lot of stonewalling going on. I think this story will strike a chord with people because they will recognize that there’s a truth to it.