Monday, May 7, 2012

MOVIE OF THE WEEK: Catch Me If You Can

"Catch Me If You Can" is a fun, entertaining movie from Steve Spielberg. It features a fine cast and an amusing plot which seems almost too incredible to be true. At times it's actually "laugh out loud" funny. Leonardo DiCaprio is perfectly cast as con artist Frank Abagnale Jr., putting his charms to good use. It's one of his best performances (although I think he's always great) as he uses clever ways of embodying a teenage spirit even while the character (and he himself) are more mature. As expected from John Williams, the film also boasts a strong score, in addition to some nice period details in the costuming and set design. This is popcorn entertainment done right.


  1. As I recently said, this is one of the 4 or 5 Speilberg films I can confess to REALLY liking. And, I will say that despite Inception making me lose a bit of love for him, only DiCaprio could have made this performance work boyish and still adult. Such a fun movie.

  2. It really is fascinating how Leo plays boyish and mature at the same time.