Just watched this movie again this afternoon. David Mamet wrote it. It's short, punchy and funny (as you'd expect). It has Robert de Niro and Dustin Hoffman in. If it's 5% true it's scary.
A spin doctor and a movie producer have to deflect media attention from a president's sexual misdemeanour for long enough (eleven days) to get him re-elected. So they invent a war.
The dialogue crackles along (so worth a second viewing to get the bits you missed). And whilst I am wary of using movies to back up my personal prejudices I enjoyed this quote to support my continuing war against excellence:
'Today's good plan is much better than tomorrow's perfect plan.' It so is.