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Siskoid's avatar


I'd more or less bought the collective opinion that it was a bad romantic comedy starring the frequent pair, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Well, yes, it's a bad romcom, because it isn't a romcom at all! Rather, it's an existential fable that's highly expressionistic in its production design, where Hanks plays an almost literal wage slave (that place of business is right out of Kafka) who, after being diagnosed with a terminal condition, agrees to throw himself into a volcano on a Polynesian-Jewish island. Meg Ryan plays every woman in his life. It's twisted and clever and completely out there. It's about selling your soul to the daily grind and needing to reconnect with life, and it doesn't conform to any naturalistic logic, while still being a genuinely funny and surprising adventure/romance. It's gotten a bad rap, folks. The film is simply waiting to be rediscovered by open-minded audiences. Fun and insightful.
9 years 1 month ago
fonz's avatar


Perhaps the most criminally underseen and underrated movie of Tom Hanks' career. A mandatory watch for anyone not pleased with their life/job/wife/etc.
8 years 3 months ago


A masterpiece. A beautiful film made with real heart and soul. As for Joe, he's losing his sole.
5 years 4 months ago
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