CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is a wonderfully made film from the master: Steven Spielberg. It features two masterful performances from Leo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Leo's performance, as a juvenile con man, is especially sympathetic and relatable. He uses humor and sadness pitch perfectly at all the right times. I'm not a fan of his, but this performance convinced me of his undeniable talent.
I imagine that you already know what the film is about, so I'll plunge right into the inappropriate stuff. The role models in the film aren't good. The main character is a con man who is constantly on the run from the law. He decieves everyone from his own father to the US Government. The film sensationalizes and glamorizes his crimes, though he does serve his sentence in the end. At one point, his father even urges him to continue his crime spree. Tom Hanks's character is a workaholic who has abandoned his family. However, though the film plays host to terrible role models, the messages at its core are positive. The pain from broken families is shown to last a lifetime, for both of the main characters. And though the main parental couple in the film has a ruined relationship, another has a productive, working love between them. The life of crime is sensationalized, but also portrayed as lonely and isolated. And, lastly, in the end, redemption is found for the majority of parties.
In addition to the messages, we have one "f" word and an assorted handful of minor profanities like "d**n" and "h*ll". The underage main character has sex with three women in the film. One of them is a high-class hooker who requests money for her services (he agrees on $1,000, then the camera cuts away.) Another is an airline stewardess who is seduced by Frank on a plane. Though nothing graphic is seen, their bodily movements shake an in-flight refeshments cart. Lastly, Frank discusses sex with a woman who becomes his fiance. She reveals to him, while both are in underwear, that she is not a virgin and she has had an abortion. A woman cheats on her husband, then pays her son to not tell him. Violence is very mild. There are a couple of intense scenes, and we see a couple of bloody injuries in an E.R.