Big Fish (2003) - Trailer
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Cast: Deep Roy, Helena Bonham Carter, Hélène Cardona, Hélène Cardona, Steve Buscemi, David Denman, Matthew McGrory, Missi Pyle, Alison Lohman, Danny DeVito, Billy Crudup, Albert Finney, Karla Droege, L.C. Holt, Ewan McGregor, David Ramsey, Russell Hodgkinson, Marion Cotillard, Jake Brake, Frank Hoyt Taylor, Jessica Lange, Jacob Williams, Miley Cyrus, Robert Guillaume, Nicholas Warren, Ada Tai, Greg Hohn, Chris Cate, Will Thomas, Frankie Wilemon
Director(s): Tim Burton
Trailer: Big Fish (2003)
A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father"s life.
In the heartwarming film Big Fish, director Tim Burton (Batman, Edward Scissorhands) brings his inimitable imagination on a journey that delves deep into a fabled relationship between a father and his son. Edward Bloom (Finney) has always been a teller of tall tales about his oversized life as a young man (McGregor), when his wanderlust led him on an unlikely journey from a small town in Alabama, around the world, and back again. His mythic exploits dart from the delightful to the delirious as he weaves epic tales about giants, blizzards, a witch, and conjoined-twin lounge singers. With his larger-than-life stories, Bloom charms almost everyone he encounters except for his estranged son Will (Cruddup). When his mother Sandra (Lange) tries to reunite them, Will must learn how to separate fact from fiction as he comes to terms with his father's great feats and great fallings. 2003 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved. via Big Fish - Trailer
Synopsis:United Press International journalist Will Bloom and his French freelance photojournalist wife Josephine Bloom, who is pregnant with their first child, leave their Paris base to return to Will's hometown of Ashton, Alabama on the news that his father, Edward Bloom, stricken with cancer, will soon die, he being taken off chemotherapy treatment. Although connected indirectly through Will's mother/Edward's wife, Sandra Bloom, Will has been estranged from his father for three years since his and Josephine's wedding. Will's issue with his father is the fanciful tales Edward has told of his life all his life, not only to Will but the whole world. As a child when Edward was largely absent as a traveling salesman, Will believed those stories, but now realizes that he does not know his father, who, as he continues to tell these stories, he will never get to know unless Edward comes clean with the truth before he dies. On the brink of his own family life beginning, Will does not want to be the kind of father Edward has been to him. One of those stories from Edward's childhood - that he saw his own death in the glass eye of a witch - led to him embracing life since he would not have to fear death knowing when and how it would eventually come. The question is whether Will will be able to reconcile Edward's stories against his real life, either directly from Edward before he dies and/or from other sources, and thus allow Will to come to a new understanding of himself and his life, past, present and future.