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Saw A Hologram for the King last night: basic setup is a struggling American salesman is sent to Saudi Arabia to sell a VR videoconferencing package. I have not read the Eggers novel this is adapted from and can't comment on how the movie relates to the book. Several bits in the film are overly abrupt and disjointed and don't work well, but a great deal of the movie is fine, and the two female leads, Sidse Knudsen and Sarita Choudhury, are excellent. Tom Hanks' amiable fish out of his cultural American waters performance is fine, but Lost in Translation did much of that concept already and I thought better than this. Unless you're an Eggers fan, or a Tom Tykwer fan (my main reason for going), you probably don't need to make a huge effort to catch this theatrically.

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