Congressman Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks) single handedly ended the war between Afghanistan and the Soviet Union in the 1980ís. His story is told in ďCharlie Wilsonís War.Ē
To tell the complete and honest truth, I donít know how I feel about this movie. On one hand, the acting is very good. On the other hand, itís rather boring. Itís an interesting story that Iíd never heard before, but itís not told in a way that makes me really care at all.
Itís definitely worth watching, if just for Philip Seymour Hoffmanís acting (as Gust Avkrakotos). He really steals the show, but that could just be because Iím a much bigger fan of him than Hanks. Julia Roberts (as Joanne Herring) also does well, playing a rather different character than Iíve ever seen her do before, if not at least in looks.