By B. Sapiro
Title: Catch Me If You Can
Release date: December 25, 2002
Director: Steven Spielberg
Main cast: Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks
Budget: $52 million USD
Box office: $352.1 million
Rotten tomatoes rating: 96%
Directed by Steven Spielberg, the movie came to theatres in December 2002. It tells the real-life story of Frank Abagnale Junior (Leonardo DiCaprio), a young man who practiced medicine without attending medical school, was a lawyer without having a degree in law and passed as a pilot without ever even going on a plane ride. Frank was able to trick companies, his fiancé and her parents into believing that he had achieved all of these professions before the age of 19. Needless to say, he was a master of deception, he forged checks and stole from funds in order to get his way. Frank had the ability to fool everyone close to him, including his father, but FBI agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) saw right through him, and made it his mission to chase down Frank until he was in prison. As the title suggests, Frank is always a bit ahead of Carl and always hinders his chances of getting to him.
The movie is filled with excitement, and makes the viewer eager to know what is going to happen next. One aspect that the film captures perfectly is "reality" as it always wants to make the situations as realistic as possible, therefore is not filled with silly scenes. With splendid performances from both DiCaprio and Hanks, it is definitely worth watching!