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Friday, 22 July 2011

Film Review - Big Fish


Release: 2003
Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup

I was a big fan of Tim Burton's films, but found his films post-2000 weren't quite the same. I remember when this came out and decided to avoid it as it looked so colourful, but when I got around to watching it, I really enjoyed it.

It's the story of Ewan McGregor's life, told from his deathbed, but massively exaggerated. He paints himself to be a larger than life figure who had many staggering adventures. As the film goes on we question just much of it was really exaggerated at all!

It's a gloriously rich visual feast with some great acting broken up into several bite-sized acts. A very pleasant surprise.


7/10

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