Charlie Wilson's War (DVD)

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    The first time the audience sees Texas congressman Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks) in the early 1980s, he seems far from a model politician. Surrounded by strippers, a Playboy Playmate, and cocaine, the naked congressman lies in a hot tub at a party. Despite the distractions, the TV news catches Charlie's attention as Dan Rather reports from a war-torn Afghanistan. As Soviets invade the country, the Afghans lack the money and technology to defend themselves. Enter Joanne Herring (Julia Roberts), a wealthy Texan who champions the cause of Afghanistan and, by extension in the Cold War, America. Together with CIA Agent Gust Avrakotos (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Charlie begins a secret war where he must unite Israel, Pakistan, Egypt, and America to defeat the Soviets. Just as director Mike Nichols brought a sense of fun to what should have been dour proceedings in films such as THE GRADUATE and CLOSER, this comedy about the largest covert war to date never feels like a history lesson. Writer Aaron Sorkin's dialogue is as sharp as fans have come to expect, and it's delivered with impressive verve from the film's trio of Oscar winners. Hoffman is famous for transforming into various characters, and he's remarkable, but it's Hanks's turn that's the most surprising. Outwardly, Charlie could resemble many of Hanks's previous roles, but the actor adds layers to the character and changes without the aid of makeup or prosthetics. Based on a true story as written by George Crile, the script for CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR displays all the trademark wit of Sorkin's writing. As in Sorkin's other work, notably THE WEST WING and THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT, the characters in CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR display a fierce love of their country. The screenwriter's own politics often rise to the surface, but this smart comedy never feels preachy.

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    UPC 025195004848
    Studio Universal Home Video
    Format DVD
    Extra Info Widescreen
    Genre Drama
    Rating Restricted
    Dimensions 5.25" x 0.5" x 7.5" WxHxD
    Weight 0.18 lbs
    Stars Denis O'Hare, Emily Blunt, Om Puri, Shiri Appleby, Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Rachel Nichols, Ken Stott, Ned Beatty
    Directors Mike Nichols

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    • what? It is the movie

      As advertised in all ways. very very very excellent.

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    • Interesting tale

      Though I am from Texas, am not familiar with this Congressman. It's an interesting historical tale. It shows us that all in Congress are not necessarily self serving.

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    • Charlie Wilson's War

      Thought the movie was great. I read the book and a lot was left out but I'm sure that was necessary to keep the movie from being too long. The acting by the main characters was excellant except for southern accents. I've yet to see a movie where a northerner was able to fake a believable southern draw. However, that did not detract that much from the movie. The language and possibly the brief nudity would not, in my opinion, make it suitable for younger audiances. The movie also reveals a lot about how politicians can wrangle around to get their pet projects accomplished. In that sense, one could say that the movie was educational as well as very entertaining. And, as always, Overstock's service was very good and I received the DVD a few days after I ordered it.

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