Big Fish (2004)
William Bloom’s father is dying. He never was quite close with his dad, but the one thing William does remember about his father was all the far-fetched, crazy tales he use to tell. It always made William upset that his dad couldn’t be “real” with him but now, as his father approaches death, William retells some of the stories he remembers and now cherishes.
Directed by Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Big Fish is such a quality movie that it appears on my personal top 100 list. It is a beautiful drama that knows how to tell a good, original story. It has an all-star cast (that doesn’t include Johnny Depp surprisingly) that captures the emotion Edward Bloom feels but can’t get across to his son. It’s one of the very few movies that can get me to tear up and that’s hard to do. The environments and vivid colors are what set Big Fish apart from most other family drama and has the Tim Burton signature all over it. Starring Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Steve Buscemi, Danny DeVito, Billy Crudup, Alison Lohman, and Marion Cotillard.
9/10 Stars – Beautiful scenery and great story telling from a great cast! Did I mention directed by Tim Burton???
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