These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: The Ides Of March
Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: Despite the movie's insistence that Gosling's character is 'idealistic', he does a lot of dislikeable things throughout the movie, so his journey to 'disillusionment' seems sorta irrelevant since he was never really a goodhearted character in the first place. That the Presidential candidate also turns out to be a bastard leaves the audience with no one to like.