Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walkin, Martin Sheen
Synopsis: Based on a true story, Frank W. Abagnale was employed as a doctor, a lawyer, and as a co-pilot for a major airline company-all before reaching his 21st birthday. A successful con artist and master of deception, Frank is also a brilliant forger, whose skill at check fraud has netted him millions of dollars in stolen funds--much to the chagrin of the authorities. FBI Agent Carl Hanratty has made it his prime mission to capture him and bring him to justice, however Frank is always one step ahead of Carl, baiting him to continue the chase.
A few posts back I stated that Mr. Ripley resembles Catch me, but now, when I've watched them both thoroughly and the statement is.... (suspensful drum music) NO, no f***ing way. Ripley was serious and dark, while Catch Me was playful and fun. DiCaprio and Hanks both do their parts well. So... It starts with 2-3 openings, in my opinion. Then the story developes nicely and it's really entertaining. The ending was a 50/50 gamble. It seems that it ends, but then it goes on for atleast 10 minutes. What's up with that? So it finishes in a completely different direction then intended. Needed a happy Hollywood ending. A small letdown. Final Verdict?? Yeah! Nothing else needed!