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Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Allison Lohman, Steve Buscemi, Danny DeVito

Director:Tim Burton
Writer: John August
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Distributed by: Columbia Sony Tristar

US: 12/12/03 (NY/LA)
US: 01/09/04 (wide)
UK: 23/01/04

In the heartwarming film Big Fish, director Tim Burton (Batman, Edward Scissorhands) brings his inimitable imagination on a journey that delves deep into a fabled relationship between a father and his son. Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) has always been a teller of tall-tales about his oversized life as a young man (Ewan McGregor), when his wanderlust led him on an unlikely journey from a small-town in Alabama, around the world, and back again. His mythic exploits dart from the delightful to the delirious as he weaves epic tales about giants, blizzards, a witch and conjoined-twin lounge singers. With his larger-than-life stories, Bloom charms almost everyone he encounters except for his estranged son Will (Billy Crudup). When his mother Sandra (Jessica Lange) tries to reunite them, Will must learn how to separate fact from fiction as he comes to terms with his father's great feats and great failings.
An absolutely stand-out cast. A superb director - and a magical sounding tale. The writer John August was responsible for the underrated but nevertheless fantastic Go from 1999. (Check it out - Katie Holmes in her first big movie role. )

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