The Aviator

4/5 stars

Who knew Leonardo DiCaprio could act? Like most folks I am intrigued by Howard Hughes. To be that wealthy and powerful and to ultimately be such a victim to your own fears and insecurities. The story is a fanciful portrayal of Hughes’ from his first appearance on the Hollywood scene up until the quasi-victorious flight of “The Spruce Goose”.

Also featured in the film was Cate Blanchett who made quite an impression as Katharine Hepburn. Especially enjoyable was Hughes’ meeting the Hepburn clan. Also taking down Alan Alda’s Senator Ralph Owen Brewster character in Senate hearings was dramatic but exultant.

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