Movie Talk,  MovieMuse Reviews by Erin

Big Fish

Big Fish

In a Nutshell: Wow. I was so surprised by this movie. I was just expecting it to be okay, and it was exceptional! And I don’t even like Tim Burton! Just go see it.

Quick Plot: A son tries to reconnect with his sick father, after years of having to tolerate Dad’s “big fish” stories.

In Detail: Just wow. This is truly one of the best movies I have seen in quite some time. I wasn’t even going to see it; I really don’t like Tim Burton films. But my brother convinced me that it wasn’t a typical Tim Burton (like Edward Scissorhands ::shudder::), and that he really thought I’d like it. And he was so right! Thanks little bro. This movie was fun and funny and fantastical and fulfilling all at the same time (and no, all of those being “f words” was not intentional, it just worked out that way). Yes, it’s a little strange, but in a good way, and it actually makes sense within the context of the film. It is also very moving; if you’re a crier, take tissue (I only had one or two tears, but there was lots of sniffling and a couple of borderline sobs in the theater). Just a great great film. I’m trying not to say too much about it, because I don’t want to ruin anything. Just see it, you won’t be sorry.

Will I Buy It? Most likely.