If you could create your perfect film you’d probably pick your favourite director, actors, and music composer right? Here’s mine: Spielberg, DiCaprio-Hanks, John Williams. And what do you know: the movie actually already exists! CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002) is an American biographical crime film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg. The film is based on the life of Frank Abagnale, who, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars by posing as a PanAmerican World Airways pilot, a Georgia doctor and a Louisiana parish prosecutor. His primary crime was check fraud- he became so experienced that the FBI eventually turned to him for help in catching other checking forgets. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio (as Abagnale) and Tom Hanks (as a FBI bank fraud agent), with Christopher Walker, Martin Sheen and Nathalie Baye in supporting roles. The film was a financial and critical success and was received positively by critics, Academy Awards and Abagnale himself. This is probably one of Spielberg’s smoothest and friendliest movies to watch. The colourful cinematography, smart performances and brisk tempo suggest Spielberg’s subordinating every other impulse to the task of manufacturing pleasure (Roger Ebert). CATCH ME IF YOU CAN never takes itself or it’s subjects too seriously, and contains genuinely funny material, such as this scene where FBI agent is once again the fool in not recognising Abagnale.- You know a movie is good when you watch it over and over again and never get tired of it. It’s just that good.