Fathers and their sons

Big Fish'Big Fish' is about dream and dreamers. The movie tells a story of a boy and his dad, and their relationship. The main part of this shining movie (some critics have called Big Fish the finest movie of Burton) is Edward Bloom's fantastical adventures and stories. He tells these stories about a giant man, a town with no shoe, a car on a tree, a witch and conjoined-twin lounge singers, a poet who writes one sentence poems and of course; a big fish that gave him a key for everyone specially his son, Will, but the boy does not believe these and calls his father a liar. Will leaves his parents after his wedding night.
After few years, he comes back home to meet his dying dad, and he remembers his childhood and his father's adventures. On the last night of his father's life he began telling a secret story of Edward, the story he had never told anybody.

Big Fish is one of the best films I've seen this year. You can not find this strange magic world of Tim Burton's mind (do you remember 'Edward Scissorhands'?) and his fantasies anywhere else. He is one of the best directors I know.
Big Fish is based on a novel by Daniel Wallace, Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney stars as young and old Edward Blooms co-starring Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Steve Buscemi and Danny DeVito.
I suggest that you watch this great movie if you haven't yet.

[Changing a nappy! - bbc interview with Tim Burton]
[Big Fish review - bbc]
[Big Fish official website]

P.S. Tim Burton's new film is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring Johnny Depp.

December 29, 2004 08:00 PM

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I should go out and get this one, sounds reallly interesting :)

Posted by: Shideh at December 30, 2004 11:16 AM