Charlie Wilson's War
Movie Stats & Links
||Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip
Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams
||Only if you want
to expose them to nudity, drugs, alcohol, and war.
||It's good for the
both of you.
||Lots of boobs and
talked about sex.
||You get some war
||Quite a few.
Some just chuckles, some belly-laughs.
the weapon's expert.
||One of Charlie's
secretaries: "You can teach him to type but you can't teach
him to grow tits.," that and Charlie calling his secretaries
||Tom Hanks, Gary
As my stalker fest of actresses continues, today I went
to see "Charlie Wilsonís War," and you know what that means,
yup, Iíve got a new actress to stalk. First there was Diane
Kruger in the "National Treasure" movie, yesterday was Jenna
Fischer from the "Walk Hard" film, and Iíll bet youíre
thinking that this time it must be Julia Roberts. Well,
youíre wrong. Julia did look fine but I couldnít get past
the hairdo, instead I was smitten with Amy Adams. Enough
with my actress stalking, letís get to "Charlie Wilsonís
Charlie Wilson's War
A Movie Review
Back in the 1980ís the Afghan people were trying to stop
the Russians from invading their country, but they lacked
the firepower to stop them. Enter Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks), a US
Congressman from Texas. He was a partier, liked women and
booze, but then found himself taking the side of the
Afghans, wondered why our government wasnít helping them,
then, being a member of the Defense Appropriations subcommittee, and
with the help of CIA dude Gust (Philip Seymour Hoffman),
secured the money, secured the means to get the weapons in
the hands of the Afghans, who in turn got rid of the
Okay, the movieís not really that simple because thereís
also Joanne (Julia Roberts), a wealthy Texas woman who
Charlie is smitten with (and jazzes), who actually seems
like the mastermind behind Charlie, convincing him of the
need for the government interaction.
And then, even more, the movieís not really that simple,
and you would almost think with the topic at hand that
"Charlie Wilsonís War" was a serious look at Congressional
politics, the United States getting involved in foreign
affairs, and crap like that, but nope, this movie takes a
comedic side, highlighting the womanizing aspect of Charlie,
the ballsy nature of Gust, and the highfalutin nature of
Joanne. And you know what, serious topic aside, the movie is
very funny. Tom Hanks is great as a dude who is loving life
then seems to get his calling to change the world, Julia
Roberts is great as the Texas socialite, I loved Amy Adams
as Charlieís assistant doing her best to keep Charlie in
check, but the absolute show-stealer is Philip Seymour
Hoffman in the role of the CIA operative, with a smart mouth
but knowing to keep his job he needs to have blackmailing
information on his bosses.
Itís a weird movie that can teeter between a serious
topic like the United States funding covert operations to
boot the Russians out of Afghanistan in the Ď80ís yet making
it a fun time, and "Charlie Wilsonís War" does just that.
From some of the things Iíve read the movie takes it a
little easy with Charlie and his reputation as a partier
(although the opening scene in Las Vegas sure sets it up
nicely), and the movie does stay away from getting too
political, which is nice.
At the end of it all I give "Charlie Wilsonís War" 4
stars out of 5. Itís a movie that will make you think about
some serious government issues but still will make you
laugh. And oh, the days when you could hire a bunch of hotties, call them "Jailbait," and get away with it.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!