Storyline: 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. I would add a note that when we dream, we are escaping from the world of facts and truths. Nonetheless, I went to see Big Fish 3 days before its release in Canada with no expectations and was astounded. The rumor around town was if you looked into the witches eyes, you would see how you were going to die. When William, who is a journalist, starts to investigate his father's tales, he begins to understand the man and his penchant for storytelling. 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. Big Fish is a fantasy adventure film directed by Tim Burton.
One didn't need a surprise ending or secret identities to make this film enjoyable. Tim Burton fans will not be disappointed. The transition seemed smooth and logical, and while sometimes I found myself wishing for more scenes of younger Edward Bloom, I never felt bored by any of the movie. I've had high hopes for this movie since I first heard about it some time ago. Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales.
I was also quite impressed with the quality of acting in nearly the entire cast. Will and Ed have broken relationship three years before, because of the imaginative and fantasized stories told by Ed Bloom about his accomplishments in his youth. I have to admit, I was distrustful of Burton as many of his more recent films have had less-than-satisfying conclusions. Tim Burton's delightful fantasy about a young man trying to understand his dying father whose life is defined by the tall stories he tells. While some reviews have mentioned that the film can seem choppy at times, I didn't see this at all.
All I can say is, relax and let it happen. Will Bloom Billy Crudup is informed by his mother Sandra Bloom Jessica Lange that his father Ed Bloom Albert Finney is terminal, and he travels with his French pregnant wife Josephine Marion Cotillard to his parents' home. User Flair: You can select flair to indicate your nationality by clicking edit above. For personal and non-commercial use only. Jessica Lange was amazing and added the emotional oomph that Billy Crudup often failed to provide.
A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life. I rated this movie ten stars and when you see it you'll do the same. I approach Tim Burton films with a certain trepidation. I got it a month before his death when i was 26. And Burton delivers a terrific punchline at the end of the film that left me both tickled and weeping, a truly weird emotional state. Pricing, channels, features, content, and compatible devices subject to change.
Go see this movie, bring the kids, bring your date, bring your parents! The majority of Big Fish is a sequence of flashbacks narrated by Albert Finney, who plays the father named Edward Bloom. 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. Welcome to If you are new, please read our posting guidelines and search the subreddit for commonly answered questions. Will tries to find the true story of the mysterious life of his father, coming to a surprising discovery in the end. Billy Crudup didn't really hit his stride until the end, but he was tolerable through the first three-quarters of the movie. His whole apartment was filled with papers. If you want to improve the sub, make a contribution! 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.
Compatible device and high-speed, broadband Internet connection required. You will actually believe two Brits and a Scot Finney, Helena Bonham Carter, and McGregor are natives of small town Alabama. Jessica Lange plays his wife and Billy Crudup plays the son, Will, estranged from his father for the past three years. William has a strained relationship with Edward because his father has always told exaggerated stories about his life, and William thinks he's never really told the truth. Streaming content may count against your data usage. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures. Even on his deathbed, Edward recounts fantastical anecdotes.
Bloom is a metaphorical and literal big fish in the small pond of Ashton, Alabama in this tale told mostly through flashback. The first story Bloom tells his daughter-in-law Josephine is the story of his childhood. After all, most of the Tim Burton movies I've seen barring Planet of the Apes have been really wonderful. . When my father said that if you think of anything in life, you have to write it down because what comes to your mind it never comes again it changed my life.
Did I like the film? Father and son are reunited as Finney lies dying of cancer. Please submit visa questions to. What do you say about this movie? I'll bet Ellison loved this movie. Even on his deathbed, Edward recounts fantastical anecdotes. Thank you for this movie.
When Edward Bloom Albert Finney becomes ill, his son, William Billy Crudup , travels to be with him. The colors - whether dull for Elder Bloom's time or bright for Younger Bloom - matched the mood perfectly, and everywhere you looked especially in Bloom the Younger's timeframe there was something else to marvel at. Ed Bloom has spent his life spinning his personal history into mythological proportions: an early encounter with a very tall man becomes a battle with a house-sized giant; a rural village is depicted as heaven on earth; military service during the Korean War morphs into a behind-the-lines mission that would make Duke Nukem proud. William has a strained relationship with Edward because his father has always told exaggerated stories about his life, and William thinks he's never really told the truth. If you don't know who I am, that's your failing, not mine.