Would a sign for the "World's Largest Pecan" make you pull off the interstate on a road trip and check it out? It probably depends on your mood and the state of your bladder. You've probably seen the signs for these before, or maybe you grew up near one. The most famous of these are the Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statues in Minnesota, although there are several of those now, but there are dozens of other Largests scattered around the United States.

What peeved me the most about these things is finding out that they're all fake. Fiberglass and plaster doesn't make the World's Largest Strawberry. That's the World's Largest Fake Strawberry. But even more than that, it's the desperate hopes of a small town to bring visitors and hopefully dollars. City fathers and councilmen hoping that building a gigantic concrete trout will boost their tourism and economy. That's the heart of soul of what World's Largest is all about, which takes the film from whimsical and plants it in tragedy.