Monday, April 28, 2008
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
We put this film in our Netflix queue before we saw Enchanted (2007) and fell deeply in love with Ms. Amy Adams, whom we like to refer to around the house as Amy Adams-Smithee. So we were surprised to see her here playing Congressman Wilson's administrative assistant. She is given little to do in the film, but that's okay, because Philip Seymour "How's the Peepin" Hoffman does enough entertaining for both of them, and Tom Hanks finally earns those Oscars he received for whatever crap he received them for. He breezes through this film, leaving in his wake pure entertainment.
Those who normally fear any project involving "writer" Aaron Sorkin need not worry. Either the original source material was so good as to be incorruptible, or Mr. Sorkin is improving, in which case there is hope for mankind.
Julia Roberts is adequate, as usual.