Tom Hanks (Charlie Wilson), Julia Roberts (Joanne
Herring), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Gust Avrakotos), Amy Adams (Bonnie Bach), Ned Beatty (Doc Long), Om Puri (President Zia of Pakistan), Emily Blunt (Jane
Based on the true story of an American politician who
drummed up support for Afghan guerrillas during an invasion by the Soviet Union.
Perhaps I'd have enjoyed this film more if I cared
about US politics, but I don't.
That being said, a witty screenplay is given real zest
by lively performances by Tom Hanks, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts and a scene-stealing Philip Seymour Hoffman as a disgruntled CIA spy.
A fun history lesson which will mean more to Americans
than those on British shores.