Charlie Wilsons War Movie Analysis

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Critical Movie Review on Charlie Wilson’s War “Charlie Wilson’s War” directed by Mike Nicholas is based on a true story of the early 1980s. This politically themed movie was released in the year 2007. The main components of the movie are politics, stubborn politicians, national leaders, war, international policies, national security and most importantly, funds. The movie depicts how funds are gathered through which Afghanis people acquired the weapons and required training to fight against the Russians. It is a story of a liberal democrat, a beautiful socialite, and a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent, who made a pact to conquer the Russians in the Afghanistan. The main characters were played by Tom Hanks as a Congressperson Charlie Wilson, Julia Roberts as Texas socialite Joanne Herring and Philip Seymour Hoffman as CIA Agent Gust Avrakotos. All three of them played an extraordinary role in shaping the history of Afghanistan. To begin with, Charlie Wilson is the Congressman from the Second Congressional District of Texas. He was attracted to a socialite named Joanne, who had an intense ambition to help people in Afghanistan. Charlie got inspired to help the Afghanis after reading a press report and, afterwards visiting the refugee camps in Pakistan. Thereafter, with the help of Gust Avrakotos and Joanne Herring, he fought with political leaders to provide the one fighting chance to Afghanistan people. He raised funds for them (from $5 million to $1 billion

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