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Big Fish - I didn't actually see Big Fish at the...”

Written on: 08/10/2004 by melowe (2 reviews written)

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Big Fish - I didn't actually see Big Fish at the cinema, but a friend brought it for my birthday as I didn't know what I wanted and my sister told her to get me Big Fish, just so my sister could watch it as she had seen it and loved it.

When I started to watch it, I was a bit confused and my sister had to do some explaining (im one of those people who always has to ask questions during the film). After a while I started to understand it much more - that the father always told stories about his life and his son didn't believe him.

The stories told are in his past, and Ewan Mcgregor plays the younger father. I loved these stories, they were so fun and made you think life was great! It made me want to go on adventures and find little remote villages no one knew about who hung their shoes up at the front! The story of the father falling in love with the girl, and then doing everything to try and get her to marry him was beautiful!

The ending was so emotional but the son realising that the stories were true was a brilliantly good idea to end with.

Although this is based on a book, I haven't read it and I'm not sure whether to. Apparently it's quite a hard read, but I guess it may be eaisier to understand after seeing this film.

Overall, a brilliant film! Aa really feelgood film with a sad-happy ending. It made me cry, laugh, and suprised me - and a film that does that really shows how good it is. This film made me go away after watching it thinking how great life was. So if you ever feel upset or depressed, watch this film!!

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