Mike Nicols helms the director's seat to an Aaron Sorkin script...
How can this not be great?
This film is something else. It's essentially about a congressman who tries to arm Afghanistan with guns big enough to shoot down soviet helicopters... that's pretty much what the film is about. But how he goes on about doing that is the the real extraordinary story.
Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Philip Freakin' Seymour Hoffman lead the amazing cast through this hilarious political dramedy. Tom Hanks and especially Philip Seymour Hoffman blow this film out of the water, and adds to the funniest scenes in this film.
I recommend this film. It might be a hit or miss for most people, considering it's subject matter, but I definitely liked it.