Charlie Wilson’s War

January 6, 2008 at 1:39 am | Posted in movies | 1 Comment
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Joanne Herring: Why is Congress saying one thing and doing nothing?
Charlie Wilson: Well, tradition mostly.

Charlie Wilson’s War
Island 16 – January 4, 2008

Decent movie with phenomenal cast! Super kudos as always to Phillip Seymour Hoffman for yet another transformation of self. Strong showing from Julia Roberts as well, and Tom Hanks doing the Tom Hanks thing.

Rife with politics and religion, this biopic shows an interesting look into how the CIA and the government deals with war and its aftermath. Genuine comedic moments parallel the horrific truth of the Afghanistan devastation and eventual triumph over the Soviet Union circa 1988.

Written by Aaron Sorkin, creator of the West Wing, which in retrospect makes sense with all the walking and talking scenes. Excellent score by James Newton Howard, who ironically enough scored Pretty Woman. Accidental?? 🙂

Much better review than mine:

RATING: ****/5
Recommendation: See it with parents/older generations who remember the details of Desert Storm. (Movie theater optional. War scenes are enhanced by big screen, but not if you have a 40″ HDTV.)

Charlie Wilson’s War


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  1. Comment from Anonymous:
    hey! I remember Desert Storm and am not the “older generation” lol

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