Monday, April 19, 2010
Catch Me if You Can (2002)
As usual, Amy Adams steals the show. But seriously, this movie was pretty okay...it had a lot of strong moments and the benefit of having a really interesting subject. Actually, I really want to read the book by Frank Abagnale himself now because it's such a fascinating story. However, the movie does drag and it's your conventional biopic. Out of sequence stuff! Troubled childhood! Etcetera. Even if it is based on a true story, you've got to be a little bit more original than that. Christopher Walken and Leo were both quite great but Tom Hanks was really underwhelming and his parts were the worst. It is bolstered by a pretty cool score by John Williams that is a nice departure from his usual stuff. Really, this should have been a documentary.