I cant believe I never watched this movie in full, till today. Every time I caught it while surfing the channels, I always wished I could catch it from beginning. And after all these years, I watched the movie tonight.
It wasn’t about winning, thankfully. It was about love and life. Tom Hanks was outstanding in the scene when he walks out on to the street from Denzel’s office – he deserved the Oscar for that alone. Cannot forget the opera scene, especially Denzel’s reactions. Demme is one of the best director when it comes to telling an underlying story.
Rita Kempley of Washington Post said what I want to: “It’s less like a film by Demme than the best of Frank Capra. It is not just canny, corny and blatantly patriotic, but compassionate, compelling and emotionally devastating.”