Big Fish

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Adventure, Fantasy, Drama
2003

Director: Tim Burton Cast: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman, Robert Guillaume, Marion Cotillard, Matthew McGrory, David Denman, Missi Pyle, Loudon Wainwright III, Ada Tai, Arlene Tai, Steve Buscemi, Danny DeVito, Deep Roy, Perry Walston, Hailey Anne Nelson, Grayson Stone, John Lowell, Darrell Vanterpool, Miley Cyrus, R. Keith Harris, Karla Droege

Synopsis: A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father’s life.

Oscar Nominations: Best Original Score (Danny Elfman)

A Word from the Guise: Big Fish is my favourite of Tim Burton’s films. It’s also one of my favourite movies of all time, and is one of the few that regularly makes me weep openly into a bowl of ice cream. It is such a wonderfully touching story rounded out with beautiful cinematography and visual effects. The performances aren’t as strong as they could be, particularly the children, but this is one of the few films with which I can look past that.