When Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) becomes ill, his son, William (Billy Crudup), travels to be with him. William has a strained relationship with Edward because his father has always told exaggerated stories about his life, and William thinks he's never really told the truth. Even on his deathbed, Edward recounts fantastical anecdotes. When William, who is a journalist, starts to investigate his father's tales, he begins to understand the man and his penchant for storytelling.
Writer: John August
Director: Tim Burton
Producer: Richard Zanuck, Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks, Arne Schmidt
Cast: Danny DeVito, Robert Guillaume, Ewan McGregor, Jessica Lange, Billy Crudup, Steve Buscemi, Albert Finney, Marion Cotillard, David Denman, Alison Lohman, Missi Pyle, Helena Bonham Carter, Matthew McGrory, Ada Tai, Arlene Tai
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Edward Bloom is Forrest Gump without his crutches. He unwittingly dominates hometown sporting events, haplessly travels around the world, gleefully parachutes over Korea during the war and loses his heart to the prettiest girl in three counties. But Big Fish isn't about overcoming obstacles in the way Gump was. It's about coming to terms with a life that sometimes feels dull. It's about family bonds. Losses. Secrets that shouldn't be so secret. And the great value real has.Click here to read the full review
Director Tim Burton, known for his oft times bizarre imagination, manages to create a unique film that can best be described as Death of a Salesman with a generous sprinkling of Burtonesque seasoning.Click here to read the full review
Audiences will be charmed and touched by this “Big Fish” who touches the lives of many. Edward’s adventures go from taming a giant to risking his life during WW II to rescue conjoined twins. Parents are cautioned about the language, a brutal beating and nudity in this film. The nudity is not sexual in nature and occurs with some bare buttocks while swimming and once in a comical fashion. The beating is somewhat graphic and too intense for young kids.Click here to read the full review
Parents need to know that this movie has brief nudity, mild language, and fantasy peril. Sensitive kids may be upset by the death of a parent.Click here to read the full review
This is on my top-five Favorite Movies of All-time list. Tim Burton is at his story telling best here and all performances are up to match it. I love the magical tales mixed with the truth that this Dad tells to his son and to anyone who will listen. I love all the characters. I love the story itself. Above all‚Ä¶.I LOVE that this is one of those movies that totally and completely masters the most important part of a story‚Ä¶the ending. The ending is quite truly perfect and it gets me every time!... See Full ReviewClick here to read the full reviewSeptember 18th, 2013 · Details