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Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 110 minutes

Directed by Tim Burton
Written by Daniel Wallace & John August

Starring
  Ewan McGregor
  Albert Finney
  Billy Crudup
  Jessica Lange
  Helena Bonham Carter
  Robert Guillaume
  Steve Buscemi
  Danny DeVito
  & Matthew McGrory

Drama


Synopsis: In Tim Burton's family film BIG FISH, a wonderful storyteller named Edward Bloom (Albert Finney), who lives in a small town in Alabama, recounts tall tales of his wild worldly adventures. These are shown in flashback with Ewan McGregor playing the young Bloom. Wonderful special effects and vibrant colors that pop off the screen make this Burton film a much sunnier experience than his macabre gems EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and BEETLEJUICE. Yet his signature quirky artistry is unmistakable, and the movie benefits from crisp production values and a loveable, bizarre cast of characters. Told through a series of vignettes, Bloom's stories involve a witch, a giant, a haunted forest, and yes, a big fish. A self-described small-town hero, Bloom explains how he left home at 18 determined to experience anything and everything life could dish out. He worked for the circus, took on daring assignments as WWII soldier, and rambled across the country as a zany traveling salesman. Utterly unbelievable yet magical and delightful, Bloom's stories just don't translate to his son Will (Billy Crudup) who wants to know his dad's "true" life story. But little by little--through increasingly outlandish tales at which Will cannot resist smirking--the two begin to understand each other, and Bloom weaves his stories into their genealogical fabric. (Columbia)

Visit the official Big Fish website.

 

Reviews

AuthorDate SmartsPopcornCRD
Arcturus 30 Jan 2004 72 80 75-8
Average: (1 Review) 72 80 75-8

 

Statistics
Smarts Average:72%
Popcorn Average:80%
Combined Average:75%  Margin of Error:+/- 47%
Number of Reviews:1  Consensus:1 out of 1
Confidence:36%  Verdict:Smart Popcorn

 


 
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