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.

5 comments:

VE said...

VE thinks maybe he should check out this film then. He's been avoiding it for some reason. Maybe because it has Texas in it...

d. chedwick bryant said...

I was avoiding it too, now I will watch it, and it better be worth it as my time is so valuable.

Professor Montblanc said...

I will wait on till it comes to my tv set

you fail to praise it much

VE said...

VE thinks Alan Smithee should see more films...

bitchlet said...

Bitchlet thought Alan Smithee had stopped blogging. Bitchlet, therefore, stopped checking Alan Smithee's blog.

She likes the way Alan Smithee reviews films. Bithclet must get hold of the pirated DVD's.

(Bitchlet is poor and some films don't make it to theatres in Bombay)