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Big Fish review

Review of Big Fish

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 watch it.
Choices: Do we do what we want or what we must? Do we satisfy our sense of adventure or do we crush it because it doesn't fullfill someone else's needs? Do we sit and explain all our actions to our loved ones or do we hope that their love for us will help them understand?
For the men out there, growing up did you get along with your dad? I sure know I didn't. We were never on the same page. Magically as I got older the book seemed to change and in my mid twenties I started to undertand my dad and why he did the things he did.
The movie did touch me emotionly as my own dad is now dying and I wish I had taken the time to know him better and wish we hadn't had so many disagreements.
"Big Fish" sums up a lot of father-son relationships and it's worth seeing if you haven't already done so.
Added by Joe
11 years ago on 13 June 2013 21:42