I read the graphic novel of this a few months ago and then rented the movie last week. It is definitely a must see/read.
It's the autobiography of a young Iranian (Marjane Satrapi) and it explains the modern Iranian political situation and how it evolved in a really entertaining way. It definitely gave me some perspective on the Middle East today, and the stylized animation is A+.
It was somewhat anti-climactic, but what do you expect from a biography of somebody who isn't dead?