The Terminal (2004)

In a moment of weakness, I rented The Terminal because I thought my wife might enjoy it. After enduring Cast Away (2000) few years ago, I never wanted to see another movie where Tom Hanks is in nearly every scene.

How bad could another Spielberg/Hanks movie be? I really enjoyed Catch Me If You Can (2002) and thought The Terminal might be okay. It was actually pretty good!

Hanks does a great job portraying an eastern European that is trapped in JFK for nine months. The supporting cast was excellent. My favourite character was Gupta—the janitor who enjoys mopping the floors in JFK and watching distracted travellers slip and fall. He’s played by Kumar Pallana who you might remember as the character of Pagoda in Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums (2001).

If you’re in the mood for some light comedy then this is a good rental. There’s nothing special about the DVD other than maybe the DTS track.

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