Throughout his life Edward Bloom (Ewan McGregor) has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales, in his later years he (Albert Finney) 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.
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- Big Fish review by Dingdongingreviews
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You rated this film: 2
If you enjoy beautiful fairytales, lush cinematography, and watching the end credits with a glow in your belly- this is the film for you. If you hate strung-together vignettes and Helena Bonham-Carter, then avoid this one. Recommended for overcast Saturday afternoons, or the last film in a DVD marathon before bedtime.
Big Fish deserves big accolade
- Big Fish review by A Redmond
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You rated this film: 3
I'd been put off this movie by the poor descriptor on the back, but watching it at last, I wished I'd seen it before. A fantastically put together story, keeping you enthralled by the tangental shaggy dog stories throughout the movie. A sad and exciting story all in one, not a tear-jerker, with a real twist in the tale - contains romance, no sex or violence, but never - never a dull moment. Showing that truth can really be stranger than fiction.
Yet another turkey from Tim Burton
- Big Fish review by Shatner's Bassoon
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You rated this film: 1
Despite the lavish production values and a great cast, 'Big Fish' is little more than a random mish-mash of fantasy dream vignettes strung together with a weak and badly scripted story. If you're a big fan of Tim Burton you'll obviously want to see it, though otherwise it's worth giving a miss.
Sugary, whimsical, fantasy film - OK if you like Tim Burton films
- Big Fish review by RP
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You rated this film: 2
I don't usually like Tim Burton's films - and this one isn't any exception, although it's better than much of his whimsical output.
This one tells the story of a man trying to know and understand his dying father, trying to get behind the tall stories he told, to find the truth - only to find that there's perhaps more than a grain of truth in the shaggy dog stories...
Unfortunately it's all a bit too whimsical for me, a bit too American - even though it has Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney and Helena Bonham-Carter all attempting dodgy Alabama accents.
Very average stuff. I didn't like it so I'll give it 2/5, but it may be worth a little more if you like sugary, whimsical, fantasy films...