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Big Fish
120 minutes
Drama Adventure Family

The vivid imagination of director Tim Burton comes to life in this moving elegy about a dying father and his skeptical son. Albert Finney is Edward Bloom, a man who has had many fantastic adventures in his life and recites the improbable stories to prove them. Billy Crudup is his son, Will, who has never believed Edward's repetitive tall tales. But now, with Edward on his deathbed, they're brought together by adoring wife and mother Sandra (Jessica Lange) so Will can discover who his father really is. Are the stories concoctions of Edward's fantastic imagination or are they real? Told in flashback, Edward's extraordinary tales come to life when he leaves his small town as a young man, played by Ewan McGregor, and goes on an incredible journey, meeting and aiding the assorted characters that form the core of his stories: Alison Lohman, the young Sandra; Danny De Vito, the circus master; Helena Bonham Carter in a startling dual role; and, gentle Matthew McGrory as Karl the giant. Stunning visual effects by Sony Imageworks and eye-popping sets and costumes add to the film's surreal quality. Nominated for a Best Original Score Oscar® (Danny Elfman), BIG FISH is a heart-warming carnival ride through one man's unforgettable life.

Ewan McGregor
Ed Bloom - Young
Albert Finney
Ed Bloom - Senior
Billy Crudup
Will Bloom
Jessica Lange
Sandra Bloom - Senior
Helena Bonham Carter
Jenny - Young / Jenny - Senior / The Witch
Alison Lohman
Sandra Bloom - Young
Tim Burton
Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace; Screenplay by John August
Richard D. Zanuck, Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks
Country USA
Language English