Big Fish

DVD - 2004
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Big Fish
William Bloom, is a young man who never really knew his now dying father, Edward - outside of the tall tales his dad told him about growing up. During Edward's last days William and his wife Josephine hold a bedside vigil next to the old man as he recollects elaborate memories of his youth. Still doubting the legends and folklore, William makes a journey to meet a mysterious woman from whom Edward had bought property.


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A son searches for the truth about his father by investigating the extraordinary myths and legends that surround him.

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Jul 02, 2014

yes, I think supporting actors are interesting enough. Some aren't so good, like blank stares from a wall left with out emotions, but if you can act it wouldn't be harder to join in on the fun and excitement. My oopps sorry mis typo is the best bit of the bunch. She is brilliant and who knew she would look soooo beautiful at the piano. knock out beauty and talent. forever

Nov 11, 2013
  • JeanieG rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not the greatest movies but it was somewhat entertaining and occasionally funny. Albert Finney has seen better times. The plot is too predictable.

Aug 27, 2013
  • brandonzang rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Big Fish tells of the stories of a father, who is about to die. The son, who never knew much about his own dad, learns more about him in the last few days. The movie itself was interesting and full of action. It was emotional at the end. A good movie, but I enjoyed the book more.

Jun 06, 2013
  • spens02 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

great movie if you like tim burton art

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Strange movie consisting of bizarre short stories of (e.g.) a witch, a giant, a bad poet/bank robber, a fish that's seen as a naked woman, a town full of 'Stepford Wives' people, conjoined twins, etc... all awkwardly intended to be the life story of the dying father. This 2003 film was undoubtedly influenced by Tim Burton's father's passing three years prior. I typically enjoy his eccentric film making very much, which is why I selected it. This one just didn't 'gel' for me. It felt like a departure too far off the deep end.

Jul 16, 2011
  • canadianadia rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This movie has a different feel to other Tim Burton movies I've seen. For me it seems to play out as if I was reading chapters of a book, that go together, but that launch the reader into the past and back into the present as needed.

Jul 08, 2011

loved it. So did my son; even though, he was only around 10 then when we watched on DVD. One of Tim Burton's best just like Edward Scissorhand.

Dec 20, 2010

The DVD is damaged could not listen it

Dec 15, 2010
  • TrevorBye rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

loved it, very creative and the stories the dad tells makes you want to learn more.

Sep 12, 2010
  • dudu7791 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very captivating!
Tim Burton is so creative. Kept us on our toes throughout the movie. U end it on a high note!

Highly recommended.

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Sep 12, 2010
  • dudu7791 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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