Movie Review : Big Fish

Jenn and I just finished watching Tim Burton's latest film, Big Fish. Tim Burton is pretty well known for releasing weird movies (Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare before Christmas, Ed Wood, etc.) Big Fish fits in with that line. It follows the story of William Bloom, a man who has lived his life listening to his father, Ed, tell whoppers of stories. The stories tell the tale of his father's life, but are so outlandish as to be unbelievable. The movie follows the recounting of those stories as his father nears death. Will is desperate to determine who his father really is, and to finally know his father for more than the stories.

I don't really know how to describe this movie. I liked it, and Jenn liked it too. It's sort of a fairy tale. It isn't over the top, like some of Burton's films, but it still has the whimsical characters, sets, and all around kookiness that is his trademark. Overall, I thought it was a fun movie to watch. I'd recommend it, but with a word of warning : it is still a Tim Burton film. That being said, if you find yourself in the video store trying to decide on a movie to watch, try this one.


Jade Mason