Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Cast Away

I went upstairs to hang out with friends the other night, and they were watching Cast Away. Remember that movie? Let's talk about it.

Here's what I have to say: I've thought about this for many years (off and on, of course), and I've decided that Tom Hanks totally deserved his Oscar nomination. He basically acted without speaking for 90% of the movie. And when he was speaking, it was to a volleyball. Way to go, Tom.

Now, about that volleyball: yes, it's ridiculous, and yes, the product placement was gross, but anyone who doesn't cry when Wilson floats away and Tom is yelling in the water "I'm sorry, Wilson, I'm sorry" is a heartless jerk. That's not a nice thing to say. I apologize. But it's kind of true. I hadn't seen the movie in about five years, maybe more, and I was only sort of half watching it, but when Tom starts back for the raft, just saying "I'm sorry, Wilson" over and over, and then when they show him sobbing on the raft at night, I got all teary. That's a hell of a scene.

Finally, Alan Silvestri wrote the theme. It's a really good theme. I think it won an Oscar. You should listen to it on iTunes or something.

Cast Away - B+


Meggie Justine said...

Call me. You're too busy for me. Sad.
Call me? I'm really busy, too. But never to busy for you. That rhymes.
Call me! I haven't talked to you in forever, or at least since I called you randomly and you were at work and I was being obnoxious. I promise I won't be. Promise promise.
There's no more legit punctuation to give to the phrase "call me" so I'm done.

Meggie Justine said...

PS - I was SO scared of Cast Away when I first saw it. Movies have that effect on me - Twister - thunderstorms. Titanic - boats. Cast Away - airplanes. I'm a total nutjob.

christa said...

awww.... I wasn't even watching the movie, I was flipping channels and I found it right on that scene. I started crying. Even thinking about it is sad.

Peach said...

It is an awesome movie. I always cry when Wilson floats away. It's sad.
You'd have to be a heartless jerk to not be moved by the fact that he lost his best friend in the middle of the ocean.

equippedtofascinate said...

I've never seen this movie. I only saw the end, and my emotions were so confused, I decided never to watch it. I wanted to hate his wife for moving on, but I couldn't because she thought he was dead for all those years. Great concept. Maybe I'll rent it and love it.