Charlie Wilson's War

Thursday 20th March 2014

Director: Mike Nichols
Year: 2007
Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams

Charlie Wilson's War has a lot more talking in it than I anticipated. It's been sitting waiting for me to watch it for ages, and whilst I did want to see it, there was always something that looked more appealing on my movie list. After having watched it, that's still a fairly good analysis of how I feel about the movie.

Tom Hanks plays Charlie Wilson, a Texas congressman who gets involved in the Russia/ Afghanistan conflict. In order to help Afghanistan fight back, he manages to acquire millions of American dollars. It's an interesting story, and not one I knew much about before watching this. But I feel like I could have learnt the same things from a book, and probably found the learning process more enjoyable.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.