Big Fish

Big Fish

DVD - 2004
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William Bloom, is a young man who never really knew his now dying father, Edward - outside of the tall tales his dad told him about growing up. During Edward's last days William and his wife Josephine hold a bedside vigil next to the old man as he recollects elaborate memories of his youth. Still doubting the legends and folklore, William makes a journey to meet a mysterious woman from whom Edward had bought property.

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Jul 15, 2016

I really enjoy this movie every time TH watches it. It's a nice little story about fathers, sons and the stories we tell ourselves to make it through life. The story of an absent father telling tall tales to make life seem better for his family whom he missed so much while earning a living. What's true and not true become irrelevant at some point in life. Sit back and enjoy this little gem.

dgfe7ytrhgfo9t90 Jul 02, 2014

yes, I think supporting actors are interesting enough. Some aren't so good, like blank stares from a wall left with out emotions, but if you can act it wouldn't be harder to join in on the fun and excitement. My oopps sorry mis typo is the best bit of the bunch. She is brilliant and who knew she would look soooo beautiful at the piano. knock out beauty and talent. forever

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JeanieG
Nov 11, 2013

Not the greatest movies but it was somewhat entertaining and occasionally funny. Albert Finney has seen better times. The plot is too predictable.

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brandonzang
Aug 27, 2013

Big Fish tells of the stories of a father, who is about to die. The son, who never knew much about his own dad, learns more about him in the last few days. The movie itself was interesting and full of action. It was emotional at the end. A good movie, but I enjoyed the book more.

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spens02
Jun 06, 2013

great movie if you like tim burton art

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Monolith
Feb 24, 2012

Strange movie consisting of bizarre short stories of (e.g.) a witch, a giant, a bad poet/bank robber, a fish that's seen as a naked woman, a town full of 'Stepford Wives' people, conjoined twins, etc... all awkwardly intended to be the life story of the dying father. This 2003 film was undoubtedly influenced by Tim Burton's father's passing three years prior. I typically enjoy his eccentric film making very much, which is why I selected it. This one just didn't 'gel' for me. It felt like a departure too far off the deep end.

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ShuchiWang
Jul 08, 2011

loved it. So did my son; even though, he was only around 10 then when we watched on DVD. One of Tim Burton's best just like Edward Scissorhand.

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massic
Dec 20, 2010

The DVD is damaged could not listen it

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TrevorBye
Dec 15, 2010

loved it, very creative and the stories the dad tells makes you want to learn more.

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dudu7791
Sep 12, 2010

very captivating!
Tim Burton is so creative. Kept us on our toes throughout the movie. U end it on a high note!

Highly recommended.

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dudu7791
Sep 12, 2010

dudu7791 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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