When Yousef told Alan (Tom Hanks) that he can't meet The king because the king is visiting Yemen, the next scene shows a newspaper where it's written that the Yemen president is having a meeting with the king in the king's palace in Jeddah which is a city in Saudi Arabia not in Yemen. See more »
[mimicking The Talking Heads in his music video TV commercial]
You may find yourself living in your garden shack. And you may find yourself not at home in your home. And you may find yourself looking for your large automobile. And you may find yourself without a beautiful house. Without a beautiful wife. And you may ask yourself "Well, how did I get here?"
[riding a roller coaster for the chorus]
Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was.
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Got To Be Real
Performed by Cheryl Lynn
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Germany Gmbh
Words and Music by Cheryl Lynn, David Foster, David Paich
(C) Butterfly Gong Music / PeerMusic III Ltd. / David Paich Corp.
Courtesy of AME Musikverlag Edward Kassner Gmbh / PeerMusic (Germany) Gmbh / Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. See more »
Slow but watchable
29 May 2016 Film of Choice at The Plaza Dorchester Tonight - Hologram for the King. This film was a little surreal, I was never quite sure if the main character was dreaming the whole thing or not, this was not helped by a series of flashbacks that kept appearing throughout. However Tom Hanks was his usual sturdy unflappable self playing Alan a man who had failed in business and was now trying to succeed in a new career by selling an IT invention to an Arab King in Saudi Arabia. Failing in his marriage also and undergoing a bitter divorce, Alan is a bit lost when he arrives in Saudi and assumes the persona of a very beige type of man fighting his way through a very large sandstorm. However sparks of a more assertive person struggle through and we follow him on a journey of discovery. Not a huge raging river of a film, more a gentle stream meandering around and in danger of drying up in the Saudi desert. It doesn't dry up though and I found myself enjoying the tale immensely. Not everyone's cup of tea but worth a watch.
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