BIG FISH (Theatrical Release USA 2003)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Starsìììì

Big Fish—complicated storyline requires full attention to appreciate—becomes a winning watch due to addressing an age-old enigma…endeavoring to understand a parent figure. The movie, narrated by Ewan McGregor, has beautifully accomplished transitions between past life and present life. WOW! Great storytelling, terrific cinematography delivery, and Bravo! acting by the cast. This movie is not the usual fare for audiences and works more as an intellectual film.

Storyline

A story-telling father begins the dying process and does not deviate from a life-long habit of telling stories.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Tim Burton for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Arne Schmidt for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Young Ed Bloom (Ewan McGregor), Senior Ed Bloom (Albert Finney), Will Bloom (Billy Crudup), Senior Sandra Bloom (Jessica Lange), Young and Senior Jenny/The Witch (Helena Bonham Carter), Young Sandra Bloom (Alison Lohman), Senior Dr. Bennett (Robert Guillaume), Josephine Bloom (Marion Cotillard), Karl the Giant (Matthew McGrory), Don Price (David Denman), Mildred (Missi Pyle), Beaman (Loudon Wainwright III), Ping (Ada Tai), Jing (Arlene Tai), and Norther Winslow (Steve Buscemi).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Classy story requires audience involvement and delivers full entertainment value. Quality work deserves a ‘Don’t miss it’ recommendation. Audience enjoyment of the film may be enhanced if a plotline is read first.

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