When I was younger, I am talking like in-between 6 and 10, I watched a movie with my Dad. It was probably one of those movies that I shouldn’t have been watching, but since Mom wasn’t around it was an early male bounding experience. I love movies and I love suspense and I love humor. This movie had it all. I also could remember it was about a con artist and it was based off of a true story. This movie had all of those things, but like I said I was young so I know I didn’t fully comprehend it. All I know is the older I have gotten the more I have thought back to this movie and how much I would enjoy it now that I am older!! It is one of those things that is kind of always in the back of your head. It’s like when you lose something you are never able to find. You search and search then you give up, but you never forget the green sock you lost when you were 11. I mean I have googled, my Dad and I have talked about it, but nothing. I never have been able to find that movie…. until TODAY!!!!
And this is ironic because I found it in my text book that I kind of complained about yesterday. It was talking about people with different identities and right after I read the paragraph using this movie as an example, I knew it was my missing movie. I actually almost could have cried. I immediately looked up the trailer to confirm and I am like 98% sure it is the movie I have been searching for all my life, or what feels likes it. I then called my Dad and incase you were wondering he said, “Oh yeah I remember that movie!” No worries we plan to watch it together soon. Oh, and the movie is “Catch Me If You Can” directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. It came out in 2002, but I am still surprised that I never found it in my searching. God just knew today was the day for me to find it. If you have seen it and don’t recommend it, don’t ruin this great moment for me. I cannot wait to watch it!!
I really hope this doesn’t make me sound crazy, but if you have ever found something after a long time searching for it… then you know exactly why I am thankful today. God, your timing is like none other… thank you!
I’ll let you know when movie night is incase anyone would like to join me, my dad, some popcorn, and my missing movie for a good… much awaited time! 😉
Southern and Thankful