A Small Pond

Big Fish is a wonderfully imaginative tall tale from the mind of Tim Burton. Although at first glance, you might not even realize its a Tim Burton movie. It’s a lot brighter and more colorful than most of his movies. There’s also no Johnny Depp in sight. Big Fish is about a man named Edward Bloom, who can’t help but exaggerate the story of his life. When he falls ill, his son comes to stay with him, but his relationship with his father is strained by fact that he thinks he was never honest with him. The movie jumps back and forth between the past and present. With the stories ranging from bizarre, funny, and sweet. Bloom encounters witches, giants, werewolves, and big fish on his travels. Something I didn’t realize before I saw it. Which was actually when I was a kid. My cousins suggested I watch it, so I did. I was too young to appreciate though. So I saw it when I was older and now I think it’s one of Tim Burton’s best. Big Fish isn’t as gothic as most of his films, but that’s what gives it its charm.

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Edward Bloom plants a field of flowers

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