Big Fish (2003)
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as M?ody Ed Bloom, Young Ed Bloom
as Senior Ed Bloom, Starszy Ed Bloom
as Will Bloom
as Senior Sandra Bloom, Starsza Sandra Bloom
as Young Sandra Bloom, M?oda Sandra Bloom
as Jenny/Wied?ma, Jenny/The Witch
as Senior Dr. Bennett, Starszy Dr Bennett
as Josephine Bloom
as Don Price (age 18-22), Don Price (lat 18-22)
as Don Price (Age 18-22)
as Norther Winslow
as Amos Calloway
as Pan Soggybottom, Mr. Soggybottom
as Ed Bloom (lat 10), Ed Bloom (Age 10)
as Jenny (Age 8), Jenny (lat 8)
as Will Bloom (Age 6-8), Will Bloom (lat 6-8)
as Ed's Father, Ojciec Eda
as Matka Eda, Ed's Mother
as Zacky Price (Age 10), Zacky Price (lat 10)
as Don Price (Age 12), Don Price (lat 12)
as Wilbur (lat 10), Wilbur (Age 10)
as Ruthie (Age 8), Ruthie (lat 8)
as Little Brave
as Will's Date
as Pretty Girl
as Little Girl
as Banjo Man
as Shotgun Toter
as Some Farmer
as Parachute Jump Leader
as Chinese Emcee
as Teller Woman
as Piano Student
as Heavy-Set Nurse
as Will's Son
as Young Dr. Bennett
as Lobster Woman
as Sideshow Barker
as Econ Professor
as Asian Officer
as Chicken Plant Operator
as Minicipal Dump Owner
as Pretty Man
as Old Zacky
as River Woman
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Critic Reviews for Big Fish
When it catches fire, this great-looking movie offers hilarious diversions. And as father and son struggle toward a hard-won reconciliation, Big Fish reveals its beating heart.
Big Fish really belongs to Albert Finney, who proves that when it comes to large performances there is no one who can quite match a British Shakespearean with good camera sense.
The film doesn't so much reject history as selectively rewrite it to its own reactionary, even offensive ends. This might perhaps be just about tolerable were the film funny, illuminating, insightful or moving. It is not.
Overall, the film feels like it issues from a place Burton doesn't inhabit.
This is a film that pasteurises both plot and sentiment with the efficiency of a Swiss milking machine.
Burton shows the rivalry between father and son but not the rancor, which seems to fit with the film's calm lyricism. But the father-son conflict is meant as the dramatic crux, and a forceful actor would have given it some much-needed bite.
Audience Reviews for Big Fish
Beautiful visually and emotionally. A wonderful examination of relationships and mortality. Albert Finney proves again what a fine actor he is.
Will Bloom: A man tells so many stories, that he becomes the stories. They live on after him, and in that way he becomes immortal. "An Adventure As Big As Life Itself." Big Fish is a very interesting movie. The plot jumps around and while we are being told the stories, we, like the child of the man in the stories, don't know what's true and what's false. Now, Big Fish isn't one of my favorites from Tim Burton, but it does show some expansion in his filmmaking. This movie is more real life than anything he's ever done. Sure there's some fantastical elements that remind us of other Burton films, but this one is so much more different than anything he's ever done. Big Fish is the life story of a dying old man, Ed Bloom. He is a storyteller, that tells fantastical stories about his life, which seem to have little to do with reality. His son, Will, also is under the belief that the stories are made up. Either way we get to hear and see the stories the way Ed would have told them. There's a lot of bizarreness going on here as you would suspect with any Burton film. There's a giant, a witch, a humongous fish, and a love story that stops time. Overall the plot elements add up to a pretty satisfactory story even if something seems to be missing from he overall outcome. Big Fish is a film I more appreciate then enjoy. I never have fallen in love with it, but it always entertains and intrigues me. It's well worth a watch as it has solid direction from Burton and it boasts a strong and well-know cast.
Fantasy movie by Tim Burton. A man is dying of cancer. His son is desperate to know his father. He tells him how he met his mother. Great cast and story.
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