Movies From the Hat III – Big Fish (2003)


This is my 2,003rd movie review

Thanks to Reut for recommending this film to me!

big fish“They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true. What they don’t tell you is that when it starts again, it moves extra fast to catch up. ” – Ed Bloom

Number of Times Seen – 1 (14 Feb 2016)

Brief Synopsis – A man visits his ill father and tries to understand if the tall tales he always tells were real or just a figment of his father’s imagination.

My Take on it – I have never been the biggest fan of Tim Burton’s films mostly because I found them to be too dark for my personal taste.

For that very reason, I avoided this movie for so many years and I must say that I now know that that was a HUGE mistake because I really enjoyed this film.

I have always been a fan of phantasmagorical films and this is a great example of one done right.  It looks and feels as both a fairy tale and reality all at once and they do a great job here of mixing the two.

The entire cast is really great here, but Albert Finney and Ewen McGregor both stand out as the Father.

Love the ultimate message of this film and what’s great is that the message can be seen in so many different ways, that different people will all be able to get different messages that all work.

Bottom Line – One of the best Burton films IMHO. Loved the phantasmagorical aspects of this films because it feels like both reality and fairy tale mixed together. Excellent cast with McGregor and Finney both great as the father.  Much lighter than most of Burton’s films and this one has a great message for one and all to enjoy.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Ewan McGregor was cast as Young Ed Bloom when producers noticed the striking similarity between him and pictures of a young Albert Finney, who plays Senior Ed Bloom. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy

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