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Jane43 Fri 12-Feb-21 11:46:38

Nothing to do with the newspaper but a very good film starring Tom Hanks as an ex army Captain who travels Texas making money reading stories from newspapers to people who pay a dime to hear him. Set in the ‘Wild West’ time period he encounters a young girl of German heritage but who was brought up by Kiowa Indians, both her families were killed so she is all alone and the Captain agrees to take her to members of her mother’s family. Their journey is the story. I enjoyed it very much, Tom Hanks is a wonderful actor.

Aveline Fri 12-Feb-21 11:50:31

That sounds good. Tom Hanks is, indeed, a wonderful actor. Must watch it. Thanks.

Redhead56 Fri 12-Feb-21 11:54:45

Thanks for this will watch it Tom Hanks is a wonderful actor.

Auntieflo Fri 12-Feb-21 17:28:35

Just watched it this afternoon. Thanks for the 👍.
It was very good.

WW010 Sat 13-Feb-21 18:45:51

Brilliant film. Really enjoyed it 👍

Grandmabatty Sat 13-Feb-21 18:51:33

I watched it yesterday and really enjoyed it. I love Tom Hanks and actually didn't recognise him at first. Heartily recommend it.

kittylester Sat 13-Feb-21 18:56:12

It was a lovely film.

pensionpat Sat 13-Feb-21 20:15:10

I love Tom Hanks films. Has he ever played a bad guy? I can’t think of one.

Bodach Sat 13-Feb-21 20:23:40


I love Tom Hanks films. Has he ever played a bad guy? I can’t think of one.

He played a 'hitman' in "Road to Perdition". That certainly counts as a bad guy....

Visgir1 Sat 13-Feb-21 21:50:59

He would be Sir Tom if he was British, great actor and apparently great man.
I think he's fab

fevertree Sat 13-Feb-21 22:48:27

A beautifully filmed, old-fashioned Western. I did watch between my fingers once or twice, and cried "Good!" when the baddies got dealt with.

BlueSapphire Sat 13-Feb-21 23:05:08

I saw it reviewed in my newspaper and am looking forward to watching it. Looks like the sort of film that DH would have loved, and in the old days we would have made an outing and gone to the cinema to see it. I have kept the review to remind me to watch it.

harrigran Sat 13-Feb-21 23:19:40

I watched this film this afternoon and really enjoyed it, so nice to watch something that is not full of bad language.

Sparklefizz Sun 14-Feb-21 09:32:00

A very enjoyable film, and Tom Hanks was brilliant as always. The young girl had a very expressive face, I thought, and she was also very good.

Juliet27 Sun 14-Feb-21 09:36:06

The young girl is a 12 year old German actress I was reading. She’ll go far I should think. Apparently she didn’t realise Tom Hanks was so famous.

Jane43 Sun 14-Feb-21 10:58:55

I agree about the young girl, she did have a very striking and expressive face which was important to her role as she didn’t speak much, it was lovely to see her smiling at the end. I said to DH if Tom Hanks is in a film you know it’s going to be good.

tiredoldwoman Sun 14-Feb-21 12:32:09

I watched it mid week and loved it so much I'm going to watch it again today !

Poppyred Sun 14-Feb-21 16:13:34

I’m watching it now. Pretty hard going! One disaster after another!

pensionpat Sun 14-Feb-21 16:27:41

Bodach thank you. I’d completely forgotten Road to Perdition, despite seeing that film several times. Even though he played a hit man I still warmed to him!

Eloethan Sun 21-Feb-21 17:54:46

What is the age category? Is it suitable for children 8-10?

TerriBull Sun 21-Feb-21 18:00:10

We watched it last night, I'm not a fan of westerns, my husband is. I found it okay, I like Tom Hanks and the young German child actress was very good, but I really didn't love it. There are a couple of very violent references in it as to how the girl's family were murdered, I'm not sure I'd watch it with fairly young children Eloethan.

Aveline Sun 21-Feb-21 18:30:49

I gave up on it. It just didn't hold my attention. I like Tom Hanks and was looking forward to it too sad

Auntieflo Sun 21-Feb-21 19:36:16

Another good one is Hostiles, another western, with Christian Bale