I was Wrong

September 15, 2016

Yesterday my husband, Rick, and I went to the local movie theater to see the movie, Sully.  The movie is about US Airways Flight 1549 that was forced to make an emergency water landing in the Hudson River in 2009.  The movie stars Tom Hanks.  It was a good movie, and I would recommend seeing it.

But it’s not the movie I really want to focus on today; my focus is on  Tom Hanks.

Both my husband and I believe Tom Hanks to be one today’s finest actors.  He is versatile and incredibly talented. We have seen some of his personal interviews, in which he appears to be a genuinely kind, intelligent, and compassionate human being.

Rewind 36 years.  Tom Hanks was co- starring (with Peter Scolari) in his very first television “sitcom,” Bosom Buddies. Does anyone remember that show?  It was about 2 young men who had to dress as women, in order to live in an all-girls apartment building because it was the only place they could afford. The show was hysterical. Rick and I never missed it.

Rick’s favorite actor in the show was Tom Hanks.  Mine was Peter Scolari.  Perhaps it was because I liked his character better, or because I thought he was cuter than Tom Hanks.  I’m really not sure…. but Rick and I constantly debated the issue of who was the finest actor was.

We both distinctly remember me saying: “You just watch. Peter Scolari is going places!”

Yep! I said that.

And now Tom Hanks is a household word. And Peter Scolari?  Well, he has had a career, but not as illustrious as that of Tom Hanks.

The great thing about predictions, is that sometimes you actually get to see whether you were right or wrong.

The not-so-good thing about predictions, is that…. sometimes you actually get to see whether you were right or wrong. In this case, I was wrong.





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  1. Joleen Sytsma

    And it takes a bigger person to admit they are wrong so…way to go, Karen!! 🙂 I saw the movie too and thought it was a great movie too. I think I’ll read Sully’s book now to find out the non-Hollywood version. But go see the movie!!

    • Karen

      LOL! I keep telling my husband that, Joleen. 🙂 It’s all in jest though. It IS a great movie. I’m glad you saw it!

  2. Renee

    Tom Hanks is truly a great actor. Thanks for the movie review…. Will have to go see it.

    • Karen

      Oh, let me know how you like it!

  3. Dels PSP Emporium

    Tom Hanks is a wonderful actor. I cried my eyes out in Castaway when he lost Wilson! I have not seen Sully yet, but I’m looking forward to it also!

    • Karen

      Oh, yes! Castaway! Incredible that he carried that entire movie himself!!!!

  4. Scraptious Designs

    My hubby and I just saw Sully last weekend at the Imax theatre. The movie was great and so was Tom Hanks. I’ve had a thing for Tom since Bosom Buddies (yes, I remember). He’s actually one of my favorite actors too!

  5. Molly

    Oh I don’t think Bosom Buddies ever played here in Aus !! I’ll have to see if I can track it down. Tom Hanks has been a huge favourite of mine for many years.. although, funnily enough, I was barracking for Wilson to escape when I saw Castaway!! I didn’t like it when I first saw it, but have seen it a few times since and have come to love it. I loved Big, Apollo 13, Persecution Road, Da Vinci Code & the sequel, to name a few. He is one of the few people I will go to see without even knowing what the film is about!! Hubby & I were going to see Sully this week, but didn’t get there so will try next week. Thanks for the review!! Have a great weekend 🙂

    • Karen

      I agree with you, Molly. I will go see his films without knowing what they are about either. Don’t forget Bridge of Spies! That was an incredible and powerful story! I definitely recommend if if you missed it!

  6. Stephanie Barry

    I do remember watching “Bossom Buddies” too. Very funny. I think the last sitcom that I saw Peter Scolari in was “The Bob Newhart Show”. And that was more than a few years ago! Tom Hanks’ star definitely rose quickly. He and James Corden recently did a skit with snippets from many of Tom ‘s movies.


    Fun to watch.

  7. FussBudget

    I did not see Bosom Buddies but I did see reruns of Newhart and I thought Peter Scolari stole the show. I wish he had been in more things on TV because he is terribly talented.

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