Charlie Wilson's War is based on
the true story of Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks), a United States
congressman who through his dealings with the rich, political
and the famous, including a beautiful Houston socialite played
by the delightful Julie Roberts, changed the war in Afghanistan.
Promising to visit the Afghanistan refugee camps on the Pakistan
border, Wilson witnessed one of the most heinous humanitarian
disaster and vowed to assist these people from their Russian
Turning 10 million dollars into 5 billion dollars,
Wilson led the world's most successful covert operation in
history as he masterminded, thanks to a renegade CIA agent
(Philip Seymour Hoffman) the importation of weapons into
Afghanistan which helped end the Cold War.
Hanks does a wonderful
job at this over the top and eccentric congressman that even
though he was under investigation for drug abuse, managed to
vindicate himself and changed the face of the planet as we know
it which is still having repercussions today.
It's witty, smart
and entertaining that makes Charlie Wilson's War a truly breath
of fresh air in the DVD market at the moment. Presented in 16:9
widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1, the video and audio quality
is perfect and also contains two documentaries which will allow
you get behind the movie and inside the head of Charlie Wilson