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PG-13| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
When Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) becomes ill, his son, William (Billy Crudup), travels to be with him. William has a strained relationship with Edward because his father has always told exaggerated stories about his life, and William thinks he's never really told the truth. Even on his deathbed, Edward recounts fantastical anecdotes. When William, who is a journalist, starts to investigate his father's tales, he begins to understand the man and his penchant for storytelling.

Cast: Ewan McGregor , Albert Finney , Billy Crudup , Jessica Lange , Helena Bonham Carter , Alison Lohman , Robert Guillaume , Marion Cotillard

Director: Tim Burton

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures

Big Fish (2003)

Release Date: December 10th, 2003|2 hr. 5 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Director Tim Burton finally hooks the one that got away: a script that challenges and deepens his visionary talent. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A long-winded indulgence in tear-and-a-smile whimsy, elevated above the merely irritating and saccharine by compelling art direction. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Has enough tasty bait to satisfy an array of moviegoers: Burton fans, Albert Finney fans, fans of tall tales well spun by experts and fans of movies that don't look like any other. show more

  • July 29, 2012 mtnpagan
    Report This User

    Great film. Good for everyone. Loved Carl. No Violence. Wish there were more films like this.

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As much as we love 'Dexter,' the fact of the matter is that there's never been enough song and dance to balance out the murders. Lucky for us, Deadline is reporting that Michael C. Hall is in talks...

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