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This review is from: Cast Away [VHS] (VHS Tape)Tom Hanks and Robert Zemeckis teams again and deliver a nice film. It is not as good as "Forrest Gump" but is a very viewable movie.
The story recreates in some measure the experiences of Robinson Crusoe transposed to our times. A plane crash launches suddenly a FedEx executive on a desert island and leaves him all by himself. His options are very few and the abrupt jump from modern civilization to a stone age's environment is a harsh experience to be sure.
Chuck Noland, as his famous predecessor, stubbornly fights to survive in that precarious background. Worst of all the debris he is able to collect, are by far, less useful than Robinson's. Still he sticks to life.
The last part of the motion picture faces the watcher with a complex and heartbreaking dilemma.
It is not an easy task to keep the audience's attention with great part of the action limited to this barren surroundings. Nevertheless Tom Hanks gives one of his best performances, including a physical transformation, which took him more than a year to accomplish.
All in all it is a very commendable film for different audiences. Enjoy!
Reviewed by Max Yofre.
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Initial post: Jul 9, 2008 2:35:58 PM PDT
Erika Borsos says:
Well done review Max. Erika
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2008 3:33:57 PM PDT
Maximiliano F Yofre says:
Thank you very much Pepperika.
BTW the ranting "comments" are gone now.
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