Big Fish (2003)
Director: Tim Burton
Writer: Daniel Wallace / John August
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman, Robert Gillaw M/ Marion Cotillard/ Matthew McGrory/ David Denman/ Missy Pyle/ Luton Vinewhite III/ Ida Tay/ Ellenne Tay/ Steve Jeff Buscemi / Danny DeVito / Deep Roy / Haley Anne Nelson / …
Genre: Drama / Adventure / Fantasy / Family
Region: United States
Language: English / French / Russian / Cantonese / Mandarin
Release: 2003-12-04 (New York premiere) / 2004-01-09 (USA)
Runtime: 125 minutes
Also known as: Big Fish Romance (Hong Kong) / Big Wisdom Ruoyu (Taiwan) / Big Fish Dad
Rating: IMDB 8.0 / Rotten Tomatoes 75%
Edward (Ewan McGregor played by Ewan McGregor) loves freedom by nature, and as an adult, he chose to leave his hometown and embark on a journey around the world. Along the way, Edward met all kinds of weird characters and experienced countless wonderful adventures, and his greatest interest in the future was to tell others about his fantastic journey endlessly.
Will (Billy Crudup Billy Crudup) is Edward’s son. He doesn’t believe the bizarre stories his father tells, and even feels very tired of it. After marriage, he cut off contact with his father, and several years passed in a blink of an eye. When he heard from Edward again, Will knew that his father was about to die soon, so he decided to see Edward for the last time. However, this time, Will finally discovered the mystery and truth hidden behind these stories.
Big Fish is a 2003 American fantasy drama film directed by Tim Burton and based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Daniel Wallace. The film tells the story of Edward Bloom, a man who has spent his life telling tall tales about his adventures and experiences, much to the skepticism of his son, Will. As Edward nears the end of his life, Will sets out to discover the truth behind his father’s stories.
The film stars Ewan McGregor as young Edward Bloom, Albert Finney as old Edward Bloom, and Billy Crudup as Will Bloom. It also features Jessica Lange, Alison Lohman, and Helena Bonham Carter in supporting roles.
Big Fish received positive reviews from critics, who praised its visual style, performances, and emotional depth. The film grossed over $122 million worldwide and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score. It has since gained a cult following and is considered one of Burton’s most beloved and personal films.