Catch Me If You Can

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You won’t want to miss the true story of a young con-artist who pretends to be an airplane pilot, a doctor, a lawyer and even a secret service agent in one of this year’s best films, Catch Me If You Can. Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Leonardo Dicaprio) is an intelligent 17 year old boy whose family problems force him to run away and seek other means of support. His first job – or should I say con – is a very convincing co-pilot with Delta who flies around the world for free, draws a sizeable paycheck and dates the stewardesses. Why didn’t I think of that! When the F.B.I. learns that someone has written several million dollars worth of bad checks they put Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) the head of the Fraudulent Check division of the F.B.I. on his trail. Just as Carl is about to nab Frank he changes locations and takes up residence as an emergency room doctor at a local hospital. As Carl closes in again, Frank moves to yet another city, this time with a girlfriend and becomes a lawyer in the same firm with his girlfriend’s father. (Okay, this isn’t a far stretch. I think I could do that if I weren’t afraid of running into the judge, bailiff, jurors and so on.) The movie begins with Frank and Carl conversing on an airplane. What follows this conversation and the exciting cat and mouse game makes a great story you won’t want to end. I can’t find anything wrong with this film. The acting is fabulous (Dicaprio is at his best), the directing is superb (what else would you expect of Steven Spielberg), and the story is fantastic (fast-paced, funny and very entertaining). This is a must see or in my case, a must hear and I give it an A rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.