First screened in September 2016
Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Mike O'Malley, Anna Gunn, Jamey Sheridan, Chris Bauer, Michael Rapaport, Blake Jones, Holt McCallany, Marcia DeBonis, Katie Couric, Max Adler, Purva Bedi, Molly Bernard, Christopher Curry, Ann Cusack, Patch Darragh, Jane Gabbert, Molly Hagan, Sam Huntington, Jeff Kober, Valerie Mahaffey, Aida Manassy, Jeffrey Nordling, Autumn Reeser, Cooper Thornton, Pascal Yen-Pfister, Clayton Landey, Tracee Chimo, Brett Rice, Kristine Johnson. Screenplay: Todd Komarnicki (based on the book Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters by Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow). Twitter Capsule:
Not the hagiography it could have been; potent undertows of haunted ambivalence. Still, feels like a gloss on a richer study.
Congrats to Eastwood for finding the darker, nearly soulsick story within what most people regarded as plum, padded Americana. It could go further, but it's impressive.