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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Ewan McGregor
Albert Finney
Billy Crudup
Jessica Lange
Alison Lohman
Alison Lohman
Directors
Tim Burton
Screenwriters
John August
Running Time
125 minutes

Big Fish
Thoughtful Tim Burton fantasy about a dying storyteller.


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Plot
After returning home to be at his dying father's bedside, Will Bloom is once again forced to listen to the tall tales of his larger-than-life dad that plagued his youth. Frustrated by the barriers these fanciful yarns put in their relationship, Will tries to uncover the facts behind the fiction.


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Funny and feel-good with strains of sadness and regret around the edges, Big Fish is an entertaining synthesis of Burton's trademark quirkiness and a touching family drama.


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