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Dec. 29th, 2007 @ 09:15 pm Charlie Wilson's War
Saw Charlie Wilson's War last night.

It was good.

I'm a sucker for Aaron Sorkin's dialogue, I know that. But the acting and directing were so good as well. Philip Seymour Hoffman is brilliant--surely one of the best actors of our generation. It takes a lot to make Tom Hanks look wooden, and he pulled it off more than once. Not that Tom didn't do a good job as well, but this really wasn't his movie.

It was far funnier than I expected it to be, and it was funny in an extremely intelligent way.

Apparently conservatives are upset with this movie too. Another good reason to watch it. It's an interesting bit of backstory considering Benazir Bhutto's assassination this weekend.
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Date:December 30th, 2007 10:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, I saw it yesterday and liked it a lot. It's funny, but my dad made a comment about how it clearly wasn't a product of "liberal Hollywood" - but I guess it depends on how you interpret it, and conservatives are taking it as an indictment.

I agree that PSH is amazing. I've loved him since The Big Lebowski and Almost Famous - I'm glad he's started to come into his own and is getting a lot of recognition now, instead of staying stuck in the character actor ghetto.