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Big Fish

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Starring (View all)
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
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


Written by
John August John August
(screenplay)


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

12 years, 8 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

Albert Finney: Ed Bloom - Seniorread more

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9 years, 5 months 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

11 years, 10 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 (89), Drama (74), Adventure (48), Comedy (37), 2003 (31), 2000s (30), Tim Burton (19), Death (18), Surreal (17), Circus (15), (15), Usa (12), Illness (12), Tall Tale (11), Life Stories (11), Narration (10), Witch (9), Giant (9), Salesman (7), Father Son Relationship (6)
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“I will admit I like Tim Burton, and have enjoyed a vast majority of his films, Edward Scissorhands, Beetle Juice, Batman and Ed Wood. Big Fish is I think one of Burton's better movies in my personal opinion, maybe not his very best, but it is a very sweet, imaginative and moving film. Here Burton delves into familiar territory, a strange place between reality and fantasy, dream and nightmare. The story is really sweet, and while slow at times, does have a poignant ending. The visuals as pretty much always in a Tim Burton film are gorgeous, not Gothic here like in Sleepy Hollow and Edward Scissorhands but evergreen and picturesque. The scenery was beautiful and so was the cinematography, and Danny Elfman's score is stunning. His score for Edward Scissorhands blew me away, but the lyrical, s” read more

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