If this movie wouldve happened 20 years ago it wouldve been a hit. That was before Tom Hanks was a castaway or Forrest Gump or an astronaut or a cartoon cowboy or a soldier on Omaha Beach. Twenty years ago, Julia Roberts was just emerging as Americas sweetheart. Now, these guys arent allowed to do small films about regular people. And thats a shame. Hanks also directs and co-wrote the script with Nia Vardalos, the writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The result is an endearing comedy dealing with normal people in the midst of a recession. No Oscar buzz for this one, no lasting quotes and lives probably wont be changed as a result of this film. But it wasnt a waste of time either. Dont go in expecting, Forrest Gump II or The Return of Erin Brockovich, and itll be worth a watch.