One observation: Why are the three of the biggest roles in this movie played by Brits when the characters are American southerners? Anyway, Big Fish was a tad disappointing. I loved the concept, and some of the situations and characters are delightfully bizarre, but after the halfway mark, the movie stops giving us anything new and instead revisits the old places and people introduced in the first half. Ordinarily, this would be a good thing, but here it takes away from the fairy tale feel the first half of the picture has. It definitely has its moments though, and some of them are drop-dead hilarious. But, by the end, I was just wanting it to be over. Albert Finney steals every seen he's in, playing an old Ewan McGregor, who, by the way, comes off as less than believable here, for some reason. Not that he's bad in this movie, but I just think someone else might have been better suited to the role. I'll say he does look like a young Albert Finney. Anyways, if you like imaginative story-telling combined with a slightly psychedelic flavour, this will probably be the movie for you. If you don't have any tolerance for things that don't always make sense, stay away.
|6/10||newscott13@ - 400 reviews|
17.1.2004 - age: 26-35
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