The Terminal is a Spielberg movie featuring Tom Hanks as Viktor Navorski, a traveler from Eastern Europe who barely speaks English and gets stranded in JFK’s international transfer terminal when his country falls into civil war, making his visa and passport invalid over night.
Throughout the movie, Viktor tries to survive in the strange world of the airport, tries to get his visa, makes friends, meets women, and hooks up two airport employees as a messenger of love.
The movie is wonderfully made, never boring, with a lot of interesting characters, great twists and turns, beautiful ideas and more than a few “laugh-out-loud” moments. Tom Hanks is brilliant as ever, flight attendants – as represented by Catherine Zeta-Jones’ character Amelia – are portrayed cynically-realistically, and if you still haven’t found a reason to go watch this movie, you may be interested that it also has Zoe Saldana. So what are you waiting for?
I can fully recommend this movie, you will not regret it. Two thumbs up.