Catch Me If You Can

{5/5} “Why didn’t I concur?”

Catch Me If You Can, released in 2002

When Frank Abagnale, Jr. shows up to his new school wearing the uniform from his old school he’s mistaken for a substitute teacher. He decides to play along and ends up doing it for a week. When his parents get a divorce, he’s asked to decide on the spot which parent he wants to live with. Unable to make that choice, he runs away. He starts writing bad cheques, and he keeps running.

It’s based on a true story, which makes it even more interesting.

The characters of Frank, his father, and FBI agent Carl Hanratty are all delightfully singular.

The scene in the Miami airport where he’s hiding behind the fake stewardesses is one of the best.

It’s one of Steven Spielberg’s masterpieces. It’s about the highs and lows of faking your way through life.

One more quotation: “You’re not a Lutheran?”

Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Amy Adams, and Martin Sheen. Directed by Steven Spielberg (Ready Player One). The memorable music is by John Williams.

This is the 2nd or 3rd time I’ve seen it.

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