Big Fish – Edited
Throughout his life Edward Bloom [Ewan McGregor] has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, portrayed by Albert Finney, he 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 amanzing adventures in this marvel of a movie.
If you’ve ever let your mind wander back to the time you were a young child, and immersed in memories and times spent with your parents: that wide-eyed kid. I guarantee that you’ll thoroughly enjoy this film. This film opens the eyes of the soul of the child and brings them fast-forward into the adult life that needs so badly to converge and be healed of misperceptions. Watching the boy retelling his story, going back into the 1930’s/40’s, and the stories he’d heard from his father, and the Big Fish/Big Eye Balls the child brought into adult life was pure magic. Watching the man realize that the stories were more real than he’d imagined, was so soothing. We all have “aha” moments regarding our parents, and this film is a good story, good allegory, and wonderful father/son reuniting that only gets better. There are many layers in this film, and very young children won’t grasp them, but there’s nothing objectionable for young children.