The Terminal (2004)

Part inspired-by-a-true-story (of Mehran Karimi Nasseri, who really did live for years in an airport), part Spielbergian riff on Tati’s “Playtime”, “The Terminal” is a fun, inoffensive Tom Hanks romp with enough absurdity to let it rise slightly above its generic romantic comedy drama nature. The film is at its best when its prodding the…