Wednesday, August 24, 2011
DVD pick of the week: Big Fish (2003)
Big Fish (2003)
Director - Tim Burton
125 min; PG-13
Director Tim Burton used all of his creativity to bring to life the stories of a dying man who has told them so often to everyone around him that he may actually believe they are true, fantastical or not. Ewan McGregor is pitch perfect with a wonderful supporting cast who take a lifetime of tall tales and leave us wondering just what is and is not a big fish story.
People often tell me they just want to watch a movie to be entertained and they don't want to have to think too much. While I will never understand that point of view, I can safely say that this is a film you will enjoy for all of the visuals as well as the storylines, even if you have to (gasp!) pay a little attention.
I can't wait to watch this again and again.