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Charlie Wilson's War
6/12/08, 3:45pm (Last Edited: 6/12/08, 5:17pm)
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I *REALLY* liked this film... I especially liked Phillip Seymore Hoffman's character and Aaron Sorkin's writing. This guy just knows how to write dialogue...

The basic premise is the early-mid 80's during the Cold War, and the USSR vs. Afghanistan rift, with the U.S. using "covert ops" to make things more difficult for Russia. Tom Hanks plays a congressman with the key to the cash that could help the Afghanis... he is also excellent.

It is especially interesting because one has to imagine that the powers that be in the "region formerly known as the USSR" could be currently trying to get a little payback! And, also, because the effects of these covert ops arguably have played a substantial role in the troubles that we are having today.

If you like political drama with a tinge of dark, Aaron-Sorkin-comedy, this is the film for you.

9/10.

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I agree. Good film, especially Phillip Seymour Hoffman's character. He's always great.

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