• Big Fish (2004)

Big Fish

Release Date: January 9th, 2004

DVD Release Date: April 27th, 2004

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

Production Co: Zanuck Company, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Jinks/Cohen Company

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures

Keywords: 1940s , Wife , Son , Father , Emotional , 1950s , Creative , Hospital , Doctor , Love , 1990s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Simultaneously beguiling and frustrating -- the product of an imagist and dramatist uncomfortably conjoined.

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Burton's film is an American version of the Odyssey. show more

  • 40
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A misfire. The film that wants to be lighter than air instead crashes to earth with the swiftness of a concrete parachute. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)