Cast Away (2000)

 Rated PG. It’s another clean one.

Tom Hanks the movie star and Robert Zemeckis the master story-teller authored an unusual megahit 20 years ago because it’s about loneliness, sadness and the slow march of time. Wait, hold on. Cast Away just might be the signature movie for this depressing year…if a feature of 2020 was to have volleyballs becoming the bosom buddies of sad people on a tropical island. Anyway, our chat didn’t just focus on Zemeckis’ procedural about patience. Disney+ came up. The goods and bads of product placement came up. What we want to do the most after the pandemic came up. This being a Christmas movie (it is!) even came up. And, of course, we channeled Brad Pitt from Se7en and asked what’s in the (FedEx) box. So buy a brand new volleyball and don’t give up hope. In fact, go back and ask that welder lady out for drinks and we suggest you both listen to the epic 371st Ellises’ Analysis together.

Tom Hanks badly needed Sparkplug Coffee on that island. He would have loved the 20% discount he can get by entering “top100project” into the promo code section.

Wilson would have been a mediocre tweeter. We’re probably not much better at it than a volleyball, but you can track us down @moviefiend51 and @bevellisellis

Ryan discusses sports flicks over on Scoring At The Movies


Coming Attractions Trivia Answers: ??? and ??? and ???

Rotten Tomatoes Reviews

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

2000 B.O. Mojo and B.O. Mojo Top 200 Adjusted For Inflation

2000 in film

The FedEx commercial parody

2000 Academy Award winners & nominees

Links to: Back To The Future and Forrest Gump and Apollo 13 and What Lies Beneath and Gilligan’s Island and Survivor

Previously on the Ellises’ Analysis: Home Alone

December 14th on the Ellises Analysis: Gremlins