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The Terminal




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The Terminal has a simple story and easy storyline, for a change-of-pace, feel-good movie.

It's loosely based on a true story, so one can forgive the obvious manipulations of laws, flaws, rules, and red tape of living in an airport for nine months.

I thought the picture was put together rather well, with all the expertise from experts like Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.

They're adept enough to make you enjoy being taken for the ride.

Spielberg plays Capra to Hanks' everyman in this fish-out-of-water tale that takes place entirely within the confines of an airport terminal.

Based on a true story, it is a study in patience (for both the main character and the audience).

It's an overlong commentary filled with forced situations and sappy dialogue. Still, Hanks does his best with very little despite the predictability of the outcome.

The movie is a story about a man forced by red tape to live in an airport terminal.

This idea is really hard to believe, yet is inspired by the real-life story of a man stuck at Paris' De Gaulle airport.
The film entertains with some silent slapstick humor, a little romance, and a lesson on being waylaid at JFK International Airport.

It wasn't perfect, but I found it funny and suitable for all members of the family.

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