"I don't know about this one. I know you saw it and liked it, but I don't know. It seemed like no one cared about anything, every time you saw them they were drinking, and with the women, and it didn't really show you where he put anything into this that made them win the war with Russia. He was so nonchalant, it didn't look like they were trying to do anything, just sitting and drinking. What did Charlie Wilson do that was so wonderful that they made a movie about him? How did he really help them win against Russia?"
"He asked Congress for money."
Money, money, that's all, it's not like he sacrificed anything. It was almost tongue-in-cheek, that's all he did, and yet this movie gives him all of the glory. I just didn't see the sense to it at all, these great sacrifices he made? What sacrifices? All he does is drink and then a little sexy thing comes in, you know? And to make a movie about this war he supposedly helped us win, but they didn't show any fighting? What kind of war was this?"
"They showed the children living in the refugee camp."
Not very long, you just see them walking and it looks like squalor, but then it's back to the drinking and the women. He just asked for money. Anyone could ask for money. The way they presented it, it didn't look like it was a serious thing. I was shocked. I was shocked when it was over and that was all there was to it. And it says this was a true story. Usually a true story has some drama. Nobody seemed to be affected by anything, they were so cavalier. You know, I think the point of this movie, to me, was more about how Congressmen live and how nonchalant they are about all these things and not really very caring."
"I didn't see why you'd recommend it, I didn't see the sense to it at all, I thought it would have so much more substance. And then we went in, we snuck into the last few minutes of Enchanted, we snuck in the back -- the Charlie Wilson movie was over early and we didn't want to eat dinner at 3:30 -- so we saw some of Enchanted. Oh, that was ugly. That's a fairy tale, and it didn't even hold my attention, it was an ugly thing. It was an ugly thing, ugly faces, imaginary faces."
"What part did you see? The dragon? That was the only ugly part I guess."
"The dragon, and the guy."
"Yeah, that part wasn't very good."
"They do everything for effect these days. Fairy tales used to be so beautiful, and now because we have such modern technology, they always want to use that modern technology to burst things, and to do things they couldn't do years ago, and it loses its beauty and its truthfulness. Well, I think I see things differently. If you really want to study motion pictures, you would study some of the great things in the '40s and '50s, really. Now everything's done for effect, because they can do so many things they couldn't do years ago, things explode in front of your eyes. It was more natural years ago."