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Big [Blu-ray] (Bilingual) [Import]

Tom Hanks , Elizabeth Perkins , Penny Marshall    PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)   Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
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•MPAA Rating: PG
•Format: Blu-Ray
•Runtime: 104 minutes


A perfect marriage of novel but incisive writing, acting, and direction, Big is the story of a 12-year-old boy who wishes he were older, and wakes up one morning as a 30-year-old man (Tom Hanks). The script by Gary Ross (Dave) and Anne Spielberg finds some unexpected ways of attacking obvious issues of sex, work, and childhood friendships, and in all of these things the accent is on classy humor and great sensitivity. Hanks is remarkable in the lead, at times hilarious (reacting to caviar just as a 12-year-old would) and at others deeply tender. Penny Marshall became a first-rate filmmaker with this 1988 work. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Purhaps THE Defining Moment in Hanks' Career July 17 2004
By J
In 1980 Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari came to the small screen in the sitcom Bosom Buddies and the rest is history. For Hanks anyway. Haven't seen Scolari since Newhart and I'm not complaining. Bosom Buddies only ran for three seasons but Hanks starred in the smash hit Splash in 1984 and his star only rose from there. As he matured throughout the 80's, it became clear that Hanks wasn't going to stand pat with dumb little pratfall comedies like The Money Pit. Little by little his comedies crept away from the silliness and into the drama. Big, in retrospect, seems like a defining moment in Hanks' career. It's the first time Hanks is asked to carry a big budget sink or swim flick all his own. There's plenty of comedy here, of course, but there are underlying themes of loss and fear that had been touched on in some of his earlier smaller movies but never in a big buget blockbuster type flick and not so pervasively. This sense of the inherent sadness and uncertainty of life has come to dominate Hanks' flick. Movies like Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Castaway, and, especially, Philadelphia are quite grim in thier life is suffering seriousness. The Hanks in earlier fare like Splash and Volunteers contrasts sharply with the turn of the millenium Hanks. Big is a must watch for any Hanks fans.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Date Movie March 6 2004
"Big" is funny. Tom Hanks in "Big" is as funny as in Forrest Gump, as touching as "Sleepless in Seattle," and as goofy as "Tuner and Hooch." You see the beginnings of the star of "Castaway," "Apollo 13," and "Catch Me If You Can." Hanks took on a solid movie and made it a great one.
The story is simple, based on classic plotlines that extend back through fairy tales. Josh, the boy, is bummed his life is dictated by his small size and young age. He is unexpectedly granted his wish to be 'big', which means 30 years old. He then faces the adventures of being a grown-up.
Scenes from this movie are famous, including the FAO Schwarz toy store dance on the keyboard floor mat. It has everything a vaudeville skit would have, from music to dance to the mix of an old and young man. It works incredibly well. Chopsticks has never been as entertaining.
Josh becomes by serendipity the VP of toy development. Despite his immaturity, the owner feels Josh is tuned into the pulse of youth, unlike the lackeys cranking out marketing reports. His colleagues become jealous of his fast rise and unsuccessfully try to root him out. One of those trying to learn his game is Susan, but he wins her over in a confusing escapade of love.
The movie is an overall pile of fun, but lacks in a few areas. It is dated, very stuck in the 1980s. That is tolerable. Had Josh been kidnapped, why wasn't his boyhood friend interviewed by police? Why didn't Josh ever confide in Susan while they fell in love? A number of other unanswered questions develop at the end dealing with his job, his apartment, his bank account.
Even though I have questions, the movie is still a keeper. It is funny, makes strong statements about good parenting, and has a charm only Tom Hanks could bring. Good, clean fun... a perfect date movie.
Anthony Trendl
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5.0 out of 5 stars BIG is Tom Hanks at his best Aug. 16 2003
I've had this movie (on VHS) since it was first released, and its on my Movies I Can't Stop Watching list. Tom Hanks portrays a 13 year old boy, Josh, who wakes up in the body of a 30 year old man after wishing he were bigger after not being allowed on a carnival ride and being made fun of by a taller boy. Although this theme is not unique, nobody but Tom Hanks ever gets it quite right. Hanks obviously has not forgotten what it's like to be an adolescent boy, and the results are hilarious! His reactions to adult situations (a really aweful tux at a formal party, making gagging noises and spitting out caviar, playing with all the buttons in the limousine, thinking his workmate just wants to SLEEP when she asks to stay overnight and innocently replying,"Well, ok, but I get to be on top" - meaning the top of his bunkbed) never fail to send me into fits of laughter. On the more serious side, Hanks also poignantly portrays the fear and loneliness of a young boy suddenly thrust into the hostile environment of a trashy hotel (the only place he could afford, with the help of his best friend), where sirens, gunshots, and fights are happening right outside his door. Jared Rushton is perfectly cast as his best friend, and gets a good laugh of his own when he screams his bloody head off when first approached by the adult Josh, thinking he's a pervert bent on doing him harm.
Great for anybody who remembers what it's like to be a child in a hurry to get bigger, and even for those who don't.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tom Hanks at his best...... Jan. 10 2003
Of all the movies I've seen with Tom Hanks I'd have to say this is one of his best roles and probrably my favorite. It really touched me I think I cried. And it is so hilarious at times I could'nt watch...hehe One of my favorite parts is when he's at his first party, I love his suit. Its quite hilarious, includes the corn bit. And after the party when he has that chick sleep over. Its very cute and funny. I love it.
I mean sure this is a fantasy, but I think it perfectly illistrates what happens to us as adults as we grow out of childhood. How we lose alot of what may have been so special about us. And how we get so busy we have time for nothing but work. Or we choose not to. I think part of the reason it touched me so because I was working incredibly hard at the time and not doing anything but work just like Hanks charcter.
Anything is that I actually believe Hanks really is a child trapped in the body of an older man. It really does seem like he is. I mean he really becomes this person. Not just acting but being them. And that my friend is what makes a GREAT actor.
So like someone else said if you enjoy comedy,fanatsy, and/or romance you'll love this movie.
God Bless&*Love* always ~Amy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Génial!
Wow! Quelle belle édition pour un super bon film! Très beau BR/DVD... avec petite musique à l'ouverture du coffret.

Published 2 months ago by Mathieu
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Tom Hanks Comedy
Great remastered, features original english audio track and french track.
You can play theatrical version or extended version. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mart666
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun then, fun now!
This was an amazing movie when I watched it in the 80's, and this time around was no different. I am so thrilled to have this classic Tom Hanks comedy in my personal collection. Read more
Published 8 months ago by fredamans
5.0 out of 5 stars Big is the name, Great is the movie
There is magic everywhere and no one could have made you believe more
than Tom Hanks. One of the Top 3 movies to take with you to a desert island.
Published 11 months ago by Gary Gray
4.0 out of 5 stars The best Tom Hanks performance from the 80s
I've been a fan of Tom Hanks ever since I saw Big, and I would say that it's the first Hanks performance that really made me aware that he could be more than someone who would only... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Steven Aldersley
5.0 out of 5 stars Early Hanks classic
For the young at heart, this movie touches you on many levels. So well written, directed and acted. Pure joy to watch!
Published 18 months ago by Bruce Cowan
5.0 out of 5 stars Merveilleux
Bravo, avec cette édition du réalisateur, c'est formidable de voir plus de scènes inédites du film. Read more
Published on June 25 2012 by Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a Big Hit!
I love this movie for so many reasons. It's one of those cozy, feel-good cozy movies that just brings me back to when I first watched it as a kid. Read more
Published on Jan. 20 2012 by ott_girl
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best 80ies comedies!!!
I really enjoyed watching "Big." It stars two of my fav.
actors: Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Perkins. Read more
Published on March 14 2004
3.0 out of 5 stars I Wish I Was Big . . .
Doesn't every child? Well, if you are a child, and have watched this movie, you have probably changed your mind by now! Read more
Published on March 13 2004 by Meesha
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