January 1, 2003

Catch Me If You Can

catchFun, slick, Hitchcockian romp. Over a year later, I listened to Frank Abagnale Jr's book (on tape, abridged), and the difference between the book and the movie was predictable. Spielberg, as usual, made the movie all about the boy growing up in a broken home. See Close Encounters, E.T., Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade, Hook, Jurassic Park, A.I., Minority Report, and War of the Worlds for other Spielberg movies about father/son dysfunction, broken homes, and struggles with parenting. (Showcase Cinemas Randolph)