On a christian basis, I do have a little trouble rating the film, the sexual content is rather extreme for the first hour of the film, and there is some surprisingly harsh, but surprisingly brief language. And he did a fine job. Also, 'Romeo and Juliet' was just corny, with 400-year-old dialogue in a modern setting. DeCaprio did a wonderful acting job and played a cute character. I was most astounded by how entertained I was during this film. His marriage to Natalie Baye, the fine French actress, ends in divorce because obviously she hates being married to a loser.
It's my personal aspect of seeing movies. A good movie that left me wanting to read the book. Combined with the charm and panache he learned from his father, the ability to appear innocent to give him apparent credibility and -- just as important -- youthful fearless he just doesn't know how outrageous his scams are , he becomes one of the most successful con men in history. When actions speak louder then words, the film unfolds. He gets through this con life by sheer gall and creative intelligence. But does he have any remorse for the harm his fraud has caused? Of course, the DiCaprio magnetism dominates the action with the many ironic twists and the miraculous and narrow escapes he pulls with an aplomb that's bewildering to the Feds, who are on his tail all the time. There was a stint, not added to the film, where Frank was professor of sociology at a college in Salt Lake City, Utah that was supposedly cut due to time constraints; but the truth is, the college, Brigham Young University, repudiates this claim that he never did teach there.
I still consider it a good movie, personally considering is a brilliant actor. You know a simple incident could happen to many of you but you can't confess or sometime hide. If you made a movie, how do you think you could effectively portray what living in prison for five years would be like? But his life on the run was more fun to watch. A character says that her parents refuse to see her following her out-of-wedlock pregnancy and abortion. Yes, I think tougher editing would have made it better. Dicaprio is a charmer and is very smooth as we watch his character do some fancy talk to the young ladies.
I read Frank William Abagnale, Jr. Well, that smile was interrupted by laughs. Well made, extremely well acted and sharply written. Viewers seem to forget that this is really a film about the breaking up of a family and the aftermath. His deepest connection is with his father, Frank Sr.
There is a few historical anachronisms, but nothing really standing out for too long. A master of deception, he was also a brilliant forger, whose skill at check fraud had netted him millions of dollars in stolen funds. Steven Spielberg has what you might call D. The issue of justice is somehow hanging in mid-air for me. Over time, Carl develops a respect and a paternal fondness for Frank. Christopher Walken as the father starts out as the prototype of the con man, but he's too decent to do wrong; his business fails eventually. It features two masterful performances from Leo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.
All are steeped in juvenile sentimentality. And here he shows us what he is capable of. Advertisement Initially at least, Frank's goal isn't a selfish urge to find a shortcut to the high life, but to recoup the standard of living lost by his larcenous father, Frank Sr. In my opinion, because of the historical value, it gets close to the borderline of must-see. ? From the opening moments of this film, featuring the best-ever Spielberg titles sequence courtesy of Kuntzel-Deggas and a very unusual but entrancing John Williams score that uses shushing sounds and finger snaps in place of his normal bombast, we realize we are in unusual territory for a Spielberg film. We see two characters having sex, moaning, and another scene of a half-clothed couple in bed.
Aside from that, this movie has a lot to offer if you are in the mood for a laugh out loud comedy. The movie was great because of the humor he was constantly changing roles: one minute he said he was an airline pilot, the next he was a doctor: it was hillarious! Leonardo DiCaprio is Oscar worthy, the fact that he didn't win Best Actor at the Academy Awards is amazing. No, this is not a great film, just a very good one that might have slipped past a few people on its first release, as it did me. We know in the first couple minutes what he did and how the con ends. He believes in the American dream, even if he cons innocent ladies with phony jewelry to get what he wants.
However, the film has a surprising outcome; the perfect close to a movie that is enjoyable on many levels. Playing out a string for an amazing five years, Abagnale successfully passed himself off as a Pan Am co-pilot, surgeon and lawyer while becoming a true master in one field in particular — that of writing bad checks. As we watch him fake his way aboard a cockpit, in an operating room, and even in a bedroom with an expensive callgirl played by Jennifer Garner, we shake our heads at what he gets away with but smile because he's succeeding. Desiring an income to match these false pretences, Frank becomes very skilled at forging checks. Because his character is quite drab it is easy to forget him but I really enjoyed him and thought he brought more to the film than DiCaprio. While in different hands Abagnale's adventures would have lingered far more on the hedonistic aspects of what, let's face it, must have been one damn fine foray into manhood picture for just a second an Oliver Stone version of the stewardess sequence , for Spielberg the focus is elsewhere.