Big Fish details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Ewan McGregor, Robert Guilla, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Alison Lohman, Marion Cotillard, Robert Guillaume, Helena Bonham-Carter, Albert Finney|
|Studio:||COLUMBIA TRI-STAR HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||Feel Good Films, The Best of Marion Cotillard|
|Run time:||2 hours|
|Rental release:||04 Jun 2004|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, English, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovenian, Swedish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Real life and fantasy in one great movieBy Sawdon from North East of England , 07 Feb 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Tim Burton is well known for his amazing directorial skills, and all of his movies are extremely visual. From Edward Scissorhands to Nightmare Before Christmas, he stamps his mark of 'oddness' on everything he is involved with.
Big Fish is no different, though it may surprise some of his fans. Although fantastical in places (giants, witches, hidden villiages, siamese twins, and floods of biblical proportions), the story is essentially very human, very emotional, and very true-to-life.
The acting is commendable all around, Ewen McGregor's trademark grin flashing through his lines with delight, while Finney (playing the same character, older) lends a heaviness of years and illness to the part without ever becoming depressing - the tearful portions of the film WILL have you reaching for a hankie, but are never overstretched.
While not completely mystifying, Big Fish does leave you with some questions, and your interpretation may not be the same as the people you watch it with.
Well acted, beautifully shot, and masterfully directed. An utterly joyful movie to immerse yourself in.
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A Tim Burton modern classic!! YummyBy PatronusDoodles (7 reviews) from Burton-on-Trent , 29 Sep 2009If you love quirky weird and wacky here is your film! It's got Tim Burton written all over it with a weird plot and surreal characters, its more than i could have asked for. What i loved the most was the urge i got to believe the story's Ed bloom told and they were funny too! I cant think of anything i didnt enjoy about it and who could not like Ewen Mcgregger!!!??? It had the most beautiful ending and i admit it's not for anyone but it is one heck of a good story told by one amazing director you cant miss it, seriously, go see it now!!
Loved this film:)By lrobbo89 (2 reviews) from Lancaster, England , 20 May 2009I realised on joining Love Film that there was actually a Tim Burton film that I haven't seen! Shock horror! And as with all his films I loved it.
The description seems a little off; it sounds a bit fairytale and stupid but it isn't it's a very touching film with some very nice ideas with a touch of the Tim Burton magic! If only I had his imagination. Never fails to impress!
WatchableBy a customer from Solihull , 05 May 2009Approximately 30 minutes or so into the movie I realised I had already seen it before, however it is such an easy going and watchable film I was happy to stay glued until the end.
Gave up on thisBy a customer from Huddersfield , 28 Mar 2009Not my sort of film, I guess, as I switched off after about 20 minutes. You might fare better.
Completely uniqueBy JAEK (3 reviews) from Suffolk , 21 Feb 2009This film is dedicated to everyone with an imagination, it's such a beautiful story and so well told, and leaves you wanting to tell some tall tales of your own.
Unique, and very original.