Film #7 of the "Scavenger Hunt" Challenge!
Task #3 : A film by a female director!
When the film wasn't transporting me back to a time and place when I still believed the world was a magical place filled with untold wonders just waiting for me to discover its splendor, it was tugging at my heartstrings with nostalgic memories of my son's engaged in play!
Director Penny Marshall's film celebrates the carefree days of youth, innocence, the untold exuberance spent each day simply living for the moment with unbridled joy!
Her choice of leading man Tom Hanks as Josh Baskin was pure genius! I can think of no one better to tap into the mind of a child than he! His performance was boisterous, heartfelt and genuine as can be! It melted an otherwise cynical and jaded heart with its nostalgic look at some of the best days of our lives!