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Big Fish
7.6 Rating
(3447 ratings)
8 IMDB rating
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Ewan McGregor Ewan McGregor
Ed Bloom - Young
Albert Finney Albert Finney
Ed Bloom - Senior
Billy Crudup Billy Crudup
Will Bloom
Jessica Lange Jessica Lange
Sandra Bloom - Senior
Helena Bonham Carter Helena Bonham Carter
Jenny - Young / Jenny - Senior / The Witch
Alison Lohman Alison Lohman
Sandra Bloom - Young
Robert Guillaume Robert Guillaume
Dr. Bennett - Senior
Marion Cotillard Marion Cotillard
Josephine Bloom


Written by
John August John August
(screenplay)


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When you meet the love of your life, time stops.

8 years, 3 months ago at Mar 31 15:49
11 votes
''They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that's true. What they don't tell you is that when it starts again, it moves extra fast to catch up.''

A story about a son trying to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories his father told him about himself.

Ewan McGregor: Ed Bloom - Young

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5 years, 1 month ago at Jun 13 21:42
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Ed Bloom Senior (Albert Finney)is on his dying bed in his last few days and his son comes back to be with him for his final journey. They haven't gotten along for a long time and he (Billy Crudup) seeks to understand his father's life choices through the final stories Ed Senior tells him on his death bed.
It's a simple story that will not fail to touch the hearts of most you that will watc... read more

A great movie

7 years, 5 months ago at Jan 31 11:38
2 votes
In my opinion, it is probably the last great movie directed by Tim Burton, maybe his best one ever. I mean, he has made some good flicks afterwards but never as inspired and inspiring as this one. The first time I saw it, I thought it was pretty good but I don't know why, the second time around, I thought it was just amazing and I was just blown away by the whole thing. The visuals, the directing,... read more
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Description: Big Fish twines in and out of the oversized stories of Edward Bloom, played as a young man by Ewan McGregor and as a dying father by Albert Finney. Edward's son Will (Billy Crudup) sits by his father's bedside, but has little patience with the old man's fables, because he feels these stories have kept him from knowing who his father really is. Director Burton dives into Bloom's imagination with zest, sending the determined young man into haunted woods, an idealized Southern town, a traveling circus, and much more. The result is sweet but—thanks to the director's dark and clever sensibility—never saccharine. Big Fish will dra ... (more)
Release date: 9 January 2004
UPC: 043396008373
Tags: Fantasy (87), Drama (73), Adventure (46), Comedy (37), 2003 (32), 2000s (30), Tim Burton (21), Surreal (18), Death (18), Circus (16), (15), Illness (13), Life Stories (12), Usa (12), Tall Tale (11), Narration (11), Giant (9), Witch (8), Salesman (8), Siamese Twins (6)
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" It leaves a lump in the throat to anyone who has a small inch of imagination and have tried to enrich other people with beautiful stories throughout their life. Albert Finney is fantastic in this movie and Ewan McGregor is spot on as a young version of him even if I needed a few minutes to accept him in the movie as I had almost started to hate him for his sloppy work in the first two "Star Wars" prequels, but he is perfect for this "fantastic" adventure. Sadly, after this Tim Burton started to"


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