Catch Me If You Can (2002)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  

USA, 2002.  DreamWorks, Kemp Company, Splendid Pictures, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Muse Entertainment Enterprises.  Screenplay by , based on the book Catch Me If You Can: The Amazing True Story Of the Youngest and Most Daring Con Man in the History of Fun and Profit by  and .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , Steven Spielberg.  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Academy Awards 2002.  Golden Globe Awards 2002Online Film Critics Awards 2002.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2002.  

For almost three years in the sixties, high school student Frank Abagnale, Jr. () traveled the world masquerading as a Pan-Am pilot, a doctor and a lawyer, cashing forged cheques and giving authorities a giant headache. Along the way he did some growing up and experienced the rages of teen angst caused by his parents’ divorce. This fascinating comedy features an excellent performance by DiCaprio as well as a brilliant supporting turn by  as the FBI cheque-forgery expert who made it his personal mission to hunt him down. Steven Spielberg directs with an unusually light touch, giving this delightful comedy just the right rhythm to bring its time period to life. Highlighted by fantastic supporting performances by  and , this is one of the most enjoyable films of the year.

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