I was somewhat surprised to discover a Tom Hanks movie I’d never even heard about. An israeli movie, shot in Israel, Every Time We Say Goodbye wouldn’t never caught my interest if it didn’t have Hanks starring in it.
For a movie shot in the middle east with a lot of Ladino thrown in the mix, the movie makes a pretty passable imitation of an American film. A romantic tale about forbidden love between an American WWII pilot and a Sephardi Jewish girl, the movie has some interesting cultural and historical aspects to it. Although there’s a lot of hot blooded action involved, the movie is very much on the slow side and does get a bit tedious to keep up from time to time.
One doesn’t have to be a Tom Hanks completionist to justify watching Every Time We Say Goodbye – but I can’t say it won’t hurt either.