has a simple story and easy storyline, for a change-of-pace,
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
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.