DVD 125 mins IMDB 8.0 (47,173 votes) top 250: #176
PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Big Fish
Columbia Pictures (2003)
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#16

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Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
USA  /  English

Ewan McGregor Ed Bloom (Young)
Albert Finney Ed Bloom (Senior)
Billy Crudup Will Bloom
Jessica Lange Sandra Bloom
Helena Bonham Carter Jenny (Young & Senior) & The Witch
Alison Lohman Sandra Templeton Bloom
Robert Guillaume Dr. Bennett (Senior)
Marion Cotillard Josephine
Matthew McGrory Karl the Giant
David Denman Don Price (Age 18-22)
Missi Pyle Mildred
Steve Buscemi Norther Winslow
Danny DeVito
Loudon Wainwright III Beamen (as Loudon Wainwright)
Ada Tai Ping
Arlene Tai Jing

Director Tim Burton
Producer Bruce Cohen; Dan Jinks; Richard D. Zanuck
Writer Daniel Wallace; John August
Cinematography Philippe Rousselot
Musician Danny Elfman; Buddy Holly; Eddie Vedder
User Credit 1 Chris Lebenzon
User Credit 2 Colleen Atwood; Donna O'Neal

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

Edition Details
Barcode 043396008373
Region Region 1
Release Date 2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 A fight scene, some images of nudity and a suggestive reference.
User Text 2 An adventure as big as life itself.
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Notes
Trivia: The town of Ashton, Alabama is actually Wetumpka, Alabama and Prattville, Alabama combined. (more)

Goofs: Factual errors: Before Will leaves Jenny's house, Jenny signs a quitclaim deed and hands it to Will. On it we see a notary seal. A notary would not have placed a seal until after it was signed in the notary's presence. The document also states that the property is being conveyed for zero dollars of consideration. Real estate interests cannot pass without "consideration" and a one dollar amount is usually included to meet this requirement. The document would be regarded as void without any money being exchanged. (more)

Quotes:
[Ed and Norther are in line at a bank together]
Young Ed Bloom: What are you doing here?
Norther Winslow: I'm robbin' this place!
(more)

Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 26 nominations (more)