Tim Burton directs the fantasy drama Big Fish, based on the book Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions by Southern writer/illustrator Daniel Wallace. Billy Crudup plays William Bloom, a young man who never really knew his dying father, Edward (Albert Finney) outside of the tall tales he told about growing up, making his way, and meeting his mother (played as a young woman by Alison Lohman and in older age by Jessica Lange). During Edward's last days, William and his wife Josephine (Marion Cotillard) hold bedside vigil as the old man recollects elaborate memories of his youth (in which he is played by Ewan McGregor). Still doubting the the legends and folklore, William makes a journey to meet a mysterious woman (Helena Bonham Carter) from whom Edward had bought property. Steve Buscemi and Danny De Vito also star.~Andrea LeVasseur
I had the original DVD for years, but skipped on blu-ray due to lackluster carry-over. This remedies both items where the 4k is now superb, and all extras are in the set. Oh, and I have the blu-ray now too!
It also helps this is among Tim Burton's greatest, even if it's more toned down in quirks, compared to his other outings. Absolutely recommending this one without hesitation!
Good movie, I didn't really like the father character to be honest. It's one of those things where if you watch it as a kid you side with one character, but as an adult you side with another. Good 4k transfer though.
Excelent movie about a man with the ability to tell tales from life that are exaggerated but are from his life’s experiences his son thinks he’s full of it till the end then he believes great movie watch it.
Excellent movie! Starts a bit slow but hooks you after 15 minutes. You want to see how the son interprets what his father has done through out his life. In the end he learns it was much more than he thought, which carries through to his son.
Wow!!! One of Tim Burton’s very best films, looking better than ever before. This is a truly remarkable upgrade from the decade-old Blu-Ray release. Fans of the film, cast, and director should add this to their collections immediately
Movie Alone is a standout cinematic experience. Tim Burton the ultimate “ Story Teller” telling one of the best emotional story’s to be put on screen. A welcoming message of love for family and keeping the memories alive. The 4K restoration is gorgeous and the sound track gives this film more life up on the screen.