So of course, the only suitable way to celebrate the last day of classes was not by partying or going out to sixth, but to treat myself to a movie night with my best friend, Danielle. Well, at the beginning of summer 2013 I made a resolution to watch every single Leonardo DiCaprio movie… and I still haven’t completed the mission. So, the obvious next step was to buy Catch Me If You Can on Amazon and dedicate the next two and a half hours to watching it.
In short, the movie tells the real life story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., a young con artist and “James Bond of the skies,” who successfully impersonates an airline pilot, doctor, and assistant attorney general, cashing more than $2.5 million in fraudulent checks in 26 countries.
I had always heard so many amazing things about the movie, but never actually had the chance to watch it. So now that I got to watch it, I have a few things to say about it.
First off, I think this film infuriated me even more than when I watched the Basketball Diaries. How has Leonardo DiCaprio not won an Oscar yet? I’m not being biased when I say his ability to play a diverse amount of roles is phenomenal. In this movie, he switched personas about five times, and each time, his role would be even more convincing. So, if you’re not convinced as to why Leonardo DiCaprio deserves maybe an entire wardrobe full of Oscars, watch this movie.
Second, I found it so hard to believe this was a true story. Like. HOW? To think you can impersonate someone and trick others into believing you’re legitimate. Cat and mouse chase story through and through. And this movie made it seem so easy, too. Like you can be whatever you want to be just by believing you’re it. And that was a really vague sentence but you get what I mean.
Third, Leonardo DiCaprio as a pilot.
Fourth, Leonardo DiCaprio as a doctor.
Fifth, Leonardo DiCaprio as a lawyer.
And lastly, Leonardo DiCaprio sitting on a cheetah print stool with a Starbucks red cup just to set the mood for the holidays.
So for the remainder of the year, I’m going to try to watch the rest of his movies. Christmas gift ideas? Any DiCaprio movie, and you’ll be golden. And I’ll love you for all of eternity. And you’ll be saved in my phonebook with an emoji next to your name. And I mean, everyone wants that, right? Contribute to the cause.
But really. If you haven’t seen the movie, you truly need to. And I’ll watch it with you, even better. Just text me and we’ll have a movie night. Anytime. In fact, any Leo movie. And then we can send hate mail to the Academy and admire all that is Leonardo DiCaprio.
Do you concur?