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Waiting for Tom Hanks: 05/31/20

Waiting for Tom Hanks

Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey is a rom-com that draws inspiration and pays homage to Nora Ephron's comedies. Annie Cassidy wants to be a screenwriter. She's been working on a romantic comedy in her spare time. Now a movie has started shooting in her neighborhood and her uncle has gotten her a job on set.

Annie is a huge fan of Tom Hanks, especially in the ones written by Nora Ephron. She's hoping to find her own Tom Hanks, an ideal man who will share all (or most of) her favorite qualities with the characters he's played.

On set, the hot lead actor, Drew, strikes up a friendship with Annie. Can he live up to her expectations while still not being very Tom Hanks like?

The set up reminded me fondly of This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith (2013). The problem for me, though, is that so much of Annie's motivation is drawn from her in depth knowledge and love for Ephron's comedies. I'm not personally a fan, although I've seen some of her films.

The sequel, Not Like the Movies is scheduled for release on July 7th, 2020.

Three stars

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