Movie reviews must be treated like weather reports. Learn what they have to say in order to understand what the film is about, but make your own appraisal if the plot appeals.
The latest Tom Hanks/Julia Roberts vehicle has not been treated kindly by reviewers. If we had followed their recommendations, we would not have gone to the cinema. But, we had nothing else to do on a Saturday night in Miami, and we could reach the cinema by Metro.
The ticket price turned out to be reasonable--$20 for two--and comparable to home. Sticker shock came at the refreshment stand: $18.50 for popcorn and two drinks, all medium. This almost doubled the cost of out night out. A family needs deep pockets, if you add in cost of parking and impulse purchases at the mall.
The film turned out to be light entertainment--which is all one can ask for--with a few good lines and cliches. Tom Hanks was Tom Hanks, and Julia Roberts was Julia Roberts. Nothing weird, as one finds in most movies aimed at the 18-25 demographic. Average in the cinema was around 50; younger
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.