Wednesday Movie Night: Big Fish (2003) (Bonus Classic)
BIG FISH (2003)
11:30 AM | 3:00 PM | 8:00 PM
When Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) becomes ill, his son, William (Billy Crudup), travels to be with him. William has a strained relationship with Edward because his father has always told exaggerated stories about his life, and William thinks he’s never really told the truth. Even on his deathbed, Edward recounts fantastical anecdotes. When William, who is a journalist, starts to investigate his father’s tales, he begins to understand the man and his penchant for storytelling.
Big Fish is the type of story that uses and combines a wide variety of narrations and incidents. It is the life story of Edward Bloom. The last name is a metaphor right off the bat. Bloom is exactly what Edward does, just like a flower. He is born, he reaches the height of his splendor, and then, little by little, he withers.
Genres: Fantasy; Comedy-drama
Release Date: December 25, 2003 (USA)
Rating: Rated PG-13
Running Time: 125 minutes