Big Fish is a tall tale

15 Oct

Tim Burton’s films are the kind of movies that audience can immediately identify as a Burton film, which I think is a good thing. Big Fish is no exception, although this is Burton’s best storytelling from start to finish.

Edward Bloom (Albert Finney and Ewan McGregor), a former traveling salesman with a gift for storytelling lays on his deathbed while his estranged son, Will (Billy Crudup), attempts to reconcile with the truth and lies of his father’s life before he dies.

Burton’s visuals and cinematography are superb as audiences  distinguish the difference between past and present. Fact and fiction becomes blurred during this autobiographical tale to an unbelieving son. The film is captivating because it’s a rare combination of truth, adventure, fantasy, creative characters and a sense of humanity that most fathers and sons can relate to on some level.  Big Fish is a tall tale that has become very endearing to me.


Adam’s Grade: A-

Chuck’s Grade: A

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