BU Film School

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Recent viewing

"Catch Me If You Can": pretty good adaptation of the book, even if it used quite a bit of artistic license. I seem to remember the real Frank Abagnale saying the movie changed some facts to make his family life more dramatic than it really was (for instance, making him the only child of his parents' marriage). The movie, thanks in large part to its talented cast, did a fabulous job illustrating how smart and charismatic Frank was.

"Big Trouble in Little China": entertaining, but utterly preposterous and sometimes confusing. At one point I said to the wife, "I had an easier time understanding 'The Matrix'." Eventually we gave up trying to follow the plot and just sat back to enjoy all the goings-on. Kurt Russell probably did so too -- he looked like he had a lot of fun.

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