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Catch Me If You Can ~ 2002

15 Apr

Nominated for Academy Awards for Best Original Score (John Williams) and Best Supporting Actor (Christopher Walken), Catch Me If You Can was adapted loosely from the 1980 book by Frank Abagnale Jr. and Stan Redding. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.

A fairly fast paced movie once the main character, played by DiCaprio grows up to be a con artist extraordinaire, it is both entertaining and an interesting film.  Tom Hanks plays the FBI agent who swears to catch Abagnale.  Both performances of Hanks and DiCaprio are believable and very good, but it is Christopher Walken that really shined in this film as Frank Sr.  His portrayal of the husband that was betrayed, and the father that wanted nothing more than the best for his son was poignant and moving.  I think one of Walken’s best performances in recent years. C+

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Posted by on April 15, 2008 in 2002, Drama

 

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