PG-13 for national traumas, fatherless children in search of meaning, rock puns
Release Date: December 25, 2011
What if September 11th had stolen from you the thing you loved most: your dad, Tom Hanks?
Would you cry your eyes out? Give up on life? Invade Iraq? Or would you befriend a mute homeless man and wander the streets of New York City, wielding a mysterious key that your dad Tom Hanks left behind, as if that key is a metaphor for redemption, until your journeys lead you to the realization that you yourself are the metaphor?
A lot of people have asked if the country is ready for a film about the aftermath of September 11th. Other, snarkier people have replied that the country certainly isn’t ready for a bad film about September 11th. But the real question is whether America is ready to see Tom Hanks shacking up with Sandra Bullock, rather than his ’90s soul mate Meg Ryan. I leave this question for you to decide – after all, Tom Hanks is your dad, remember?