A Hologram for the King
An American businessman looks to recoup his losses and perhaps find himself by traveling to Saudi Arabia and presenting a high-technology concept to a wealthy monarch.
“A Hologram for the King” is a ‘mid-life crisis’ film with Tom Hanks suffering through all the downs in his life. A bad marriage, a poor decision at work which left him jobless and the idea of having to restart his life.
The film will resonate with an older audience, as Hanks is still a marvelous actor to watch and remains a kind of ‘everyman’ cast out and finding his way again.
Much like the recent films, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Eat, Pray, Love,” “In Good Company” and even Hanks’ film “Larry Crowne,” the film reminds the audience it’s never too late to make changes or to bring change.
“A Hologram for the King” has a few pacing problems but in the end the film delivers on its promise to entertain.
It gets a B and is rated R.
Tony also interviewed the stars of a movie coming out this weekend called Anthropoid. The film is based on the extraordinary true story of World War II’s Operation Anthropoid –a mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich.
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