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ClassicLady's avatar


It's a shame that as children we can't see both sides of a story as well as the storyteller. Only with maturity and age does one see what was actually the truth. I miss my father and his corny jokes so much. Death is a terrible thief.
10 years 6 months ago
JDubyew's avatar


Ever since seeing it as a child at the cinema, I've always remembered it fondly and thought of it as my favorite film of all time.Having just re-watched it, I'm happy to say that's still the case.

Big Fish is a hugely heart-warming tale with some strong performances, a simple yet fantastically executed story and some surprisingly notable direction from Tim Burton. He manages to mix both reality and fantasy seamlessly throughout, and surprisingly resists turning to his traditional Gothic elements for a majority of the film. The ending has to be one of the most emotionally moving ever filmed within cinema, and ends up becoming a beautiful celebration of storytelling as a whole.

"In telling the story of my father's life, it's impossible to separate fact from fiction. The man from the myth. The best I can do is to tell it the way he told me..."
12 years 1 month ago
sammysin's avatar


It's not until the end that you truly feel the impact and meaning of this beautiful film.

I loved the variety of the cast, especially Karl!

Well done Burton.
11 years 5 months ago
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Coco Loco

Probably best for children, who should really like it. Personally I found it schmaltzy, absurdly sentimental and about as subtle as an iron bat. Though lots of people love that kind of thing, so you may well enjoy it. Well executed for what it was.
8 years 9 months ago
tispe's avatar


I had to go call my dad after this one
11 years 3 months ago
pleszroland's avatar


loved almost every moment of it. 9/10
10 years 5 months ago
george4mon's avatar


a better forrest gump
12 years 2 months ago
peggypotts's avatar


excellent cast. a whimsical fantasy supported by a backbone of real, believable familial conflict. the father/son storyline packs an emotional punch - at least if you can relate. If not, you might be bored by that subplot. I was far more moved than I expected to be by this film.
12 years 3 months ago
frankqb's avatar


A fantastic fantastical film of love and tall-tales. I feel it didn't get the recognition it deserved in its day. If you consider yourself a romantic at heart at all, do not skip this one. Just thinking about it makes me want to watch this one again.
13 years 5 months ago
halcain's avatar


Like others have said: Beautiful Ending!!
3 years 10 months ago
Siskoid's avatar


Justly regarded as Tim Burton's last truly great film. It's one I've always confused in my head with Finding Neverland (no doubt the Johnny Depp connection, though he's not in this), and while I appreciate it greatly as a meditation on imagination and on the power of stories, it didn't QUITE come into focus for me as I would have liked. The tall tales (and in French, those are called - translated - "fishing stories") can seem haphazard, especially early on, though they're beautifully created and do, with accumulation, take on a certain resonance. I didn't dislike the film at all, I just wasn't touched by it the way others were. I'll nevertheless concede to loving the ambiguity of Bonham-Carter's story, and the way the old man dies, and what that all says about stories. All stories are true, especially the fictional ones. Oh, and holy crap does Alison Lohman look like Jessica Lange - I'd remarked on it when I saw Drag Me to Hell, but never realized she'd actually been cast as Young Lange in this!
8 years 12 months ago
maborosi's avatar


Profound ending.
9 years ago
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11 years 11 months ago
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mabu mabu

Big Like!
12 years 3 months ago
mandapuspi's avatar


Burton really is a storyteller! And McGregor was great in American accent! Cotillard, Bonham Carter and Lange did it good.
12 years 3 months ago

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