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Throughout his life Edward Bloom (Ewan McGregor) has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, portrayed by five-time Best Actor Oscar(r) nominee Albert Finney (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Erin Brockovich, 2000), he remains a huge mystery to his son, William (Billy Crudup). Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures in this marvel of a movie.
Somebody smart produced the director's commentary track for Big Fish; they brought in an interviewer to keep Tim Burton on track, thus avoiding those moments when a director gapes silently at his movie, grasping for some fresh thought. This sense of control, however, fosters a somewhat corporate atmosphere, which also infests the typically fatuous featurettes about "The Character's Journey" and "The Filmmakers' Path." Which is not to say they're a waste: Ewan McGregor is simply the most charming man in the world; the various beasties in the movie are technically interesting; and there's an interesting bit about the author of the book and the screenwriter, usually two of the most ignored figures in cinema. There's also a mildly diverting trivia quiz about Tim Burton's earlier movies. --Bret Fetzer
A sleeper. Enjoyed it. Kind of predictable ending but enjoyed getting there.Published 21 hours ago by Owenistic
Big Fish is as classic a tale as it comes. The story of how a man perceives his Life being different than how others perceive it, even though the son is confused by the seeming... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Robert K.
You have to allow yourself to emerge yourself in the fun stories, then realize the deeper story of life's difficult decisions that require us to laugh at ourselves.Published 2 days ago by Craig N. Rowley
I can't help but cry every time I watch this movie. It is so eloquently written. I cannot imagine someone watching this movie attentively and not falling in love with it. Read morePublished 2 days ago by William Prince
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Please mention spanish subtitles in product description. I bought some Bette Davis movies that did not have spanish subtitles listed, but they did. Another movie I bought from you did not have spanish subtitles, and I just assumed it would. Now I have to pay to return it. It's not worth the... Read More
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