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

Ewan McGregor , Albert Finney , Tim Burton    PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)   Blu-ray
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (213 customer reviews)
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Véritable fable pour adulte, Big Fish : la légende du gros poisson, adapté d’un roman de Daniel Wallace, fait encore une fois la preuve que son auteur, Tim Burton (The Nightmare before Christmas, Ed Wood), est un des rares cinéastes à avoir su préserver l’existence d’un univers fantastique dans le paysage cinématographique américain.

Appelé au chevet d’Ed, son père malade, le jeune William Bloom est bien décidé à faire la part du vrai et du faux dans les histoires que son père a toujours racontées à propos de sa vie. Comment croire, en effet, à ces légendes mythiques où se sont croisées sorcières, géants et chanteuses de cabaret siamoises ?

Plongeant délibérément dans l’extraordinaire en illustrant les récits fabuleux d’Ed, Tim Burton met alors sa poésie et sa fantaisie au service d’un conte sur l’imagination et la transmission. Comptant sur l’énergie d’Ewan McGregor (Ed jeune) et sur la sensibilité d’Albert Finney (Ed vieux), le film utilise également les talents d’interprètes aussi attachants que Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Danny DeVito, Steve Buscemi ou Marion Cotillard. Dans une réalisation soignée et inventive, soulignant magnifiquement toute la dimension épique de son récit, Big Fish : la légende du gros poisson apparaît alors comme un film aussi enchanté qu’enchanteur. – Helen Faradji.

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Throughout his life Edward Bloom (Ewan McGregor) has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, portrayed by five-time Best Actor Oscar nominee AlbertFinney (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Erin Brockovich, 2000), he remains a huge mystery to his son, William (Billy Crudup). Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures in this marvel of a movie.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Living a fairy tale... Jan. 10 2007
By M. B. Alcat TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
The relationship between a young man and his dying father takes center stage at this original movie, that seamlessly mixtures fantasy and reality in order to create a film well-worth watching.

The son, William (Billy Crudup), wants to know more about his dad before it is too late, but is fed up with the incredible stories he always tell about himself. The problem is that his father, Edward (Albert Finney), cannot help but talk a lot and make reality more interesting, disguising it as he deems necessary. But after telling a story many times, it becomes real to you, and Ed can't distinguish truth from lies any more. But who knows, maybe he doesn't want to...

The talks and fights between father and son, mixed with their interaction with their wives, take them down memory lane, as Ed remembers once again what happened to him from the moment he left his little town as a young man. Ed doesn't stop telling tall tales, but the spectator will be happy for that due to the fact that thanks to the skill of the director of "Big Fish" (Tim Burton) Ed's stories come alive, and we are introduced to witches, giants, werewolves, the biggest fish in the river and even to the charmed town that young Ed (Ewan Mc Gregor) visited in his wandering days. We also get to know how Ed met the girl he knew would become his wife (Alison Lohman, afterwards played by Jessica Lange), and the unconventional way in which he proposed to her.

Those stories are too strange to be truthful, of course, and that is the problem for Will. But soon enough he will realise that maybe not all Ed's stories are complete lies, and that he might know his father much more than he was aware of.

I highly enjoyed this movie, even though it made me cry a little at the end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tales from way out there July 6 2005
Format:DVD
There are so few books, movies, and products that just really light a fire under my, well, you know where region. The movie COLD MOUNTAIN was one such thing. The novel THE BARK OF THE DOGWOOD was another such item. And now I found yet another----BIG FISH. Supported by a smart script , it faces the bitter relationship between father and son. The father to my mind represents the same Burton, where imagination and reality are blended, so the limits between what's the official story and what was dreamed is difficult to define. True, this film may not be everybody's cup of tea, but nevertheless it is a sweet story, and makes you think about yourself and other people in your life, as it is also a true classic motion picture event. The acting is absolutely superb as it is always the case with Albert Finney and Ewan McGregor does a great job too. The scenery is beautiful and the photography is exceptional, and sure you will find some of Tim Burton's trademark shocking or even somewhat scary moments, but always the humorous relief.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's all true . . . really, it is . . . March 8 2005
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This movie, by Tim Burton is by far one of his best. I have enjoyed most of Tim Burton's movies in the past such as, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Edward Scissorhands; so when I saw the commercials for Big Fish I was instantly drawn in. Not to mention, Ewan McGregor is in it, so I was in love instantly! When I saw this movie, I was not disappointed and that is obvious because I saw Big Fish in theatres three times while it was there and the day it came out on DVD, I bought it.
The movie is the story of a young man named Will (Billy Crudup) whose father Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) is dying. They had not spoke for a few years after Will's father took the spotlight at his wedding telling one of his outrageous tales. Now, while is father is lying in bed at home, Will who has grown up being told the many miraculous stories and tales of his fathers life, wants to find out the truth about all of the stories. Will does not believe that any of the stories that his father told him throughout his whole life are true and he feels he does not know who is father really is. As the stories and the movie unfold, Will learns more about his father and himself, as well as the reasons for the stories that his father told.
The movie goes back and forth between the present, and the stories being told as back-flashes. Young Edward Bloom (Ewan McGregor) is the center of all the tall tales that include a witch with a glass eye that shows how people die, a perfect little town called Spectre with no road to it and even a giant named Karl. Each story is told with Tim Burton's usual sense of imagination, sensational imagery and darkness. The stories all revolve around events that happened in Edward Bloom's life, but each tale in the movie reflect a real tall tale.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Whopper of a tale Nov. 15 2004
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Tim Burton has become the master of the fantasy film from "Batman" to "Nightmare Before Christmas" but now he has turned his attention to a story of depth and emotion. Anyone who one day woke up and discovered that they didn't really understand their father, or know his life story will love this movie. The father in question is Ed Bloom (Albert Finney) who loves to tell, at least it seems so to his son, Will (Billy Crudup), tall tales about his past. The son becomes estranged from his father on his wedding day, when his father tells one tall tale too many for Will's tastes. For the next several years, Will communicates only with his mother, Sandra (Jessica Lange). When his father becomes seriously ill, however, Will and his wife rush to his side. Father and son take final stock of each other, and the seemingly tall tales continue. As his father gets progressively worse, Will, feeling that he really does not know his father, embarks on a journey to discover for himself, once and for all, the man his father really is. What he discovers is that his father was not so off the mark with his stories, and he finally begins to appreciate who his father really is and the impact that he has had on others. It allows Will to be able to say goodbye to his father in a way that his father understands and to be at peace with the man whom he discovered his father to be. The one qualm I had with the film is its underutilization of its female characters. Jessica Lange is certainly among the greatest living actresses, and Alison Lohman is a truly talented young performer. I was also surprised with Helena Bonham Carter (who can forget "Frankenstein"?), who actually delivers this time, her performance reminiscent of her former Woody Allen days. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Good quality of Blue Ray and story
Good shipping
The only problem was the plastic on the cover
It was hard to take it off and the cover is still sticky
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Published 6 months ago by Samuel
5.0 out of 5 stars Because believing is not always seeing...
The Big Fish is a superb movie and not only for all the fairy tale scenes and the story telling but also for this special opportunity that you have to chose to believe or not... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Chantal Raymond
5.0 out of 5 stars BIG STORY
Such a great story.... love this movie.... a must own! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Published 19 months ago by Lanning B Braaten
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart warming
Where the imagination and fantasy meets the earth.I have incredibly imagination, and this movie has awaken the "child" with in me which I neglected for to long... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Nick Berzenji
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Fish DVD
The video works perfectly. The package arrived at my house five days early in excellent condition. Product came wrapped in cellophane. Really great purchase, really great movie!
Published 23 months ago by Brittney
4.0 out of 5 stars Really Big Fish
"Big Fish" is a really great example of Tim Burton's skill at film-making, putting to rest any suggestions that he can only make cartoons. Read more
Published on March 25 2012 by C. Prather
1.0 out of 5 stars Ripping off consumers 1 Blu-Ray at a time
The rating is not for the movie but the release. The movie is most excellent but this release sucks. Read more
Published on Feb. 16 2010 by D. Morrison
5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes Fiction is Better than the Truth
Tim Burton's return to genuine film making is a welcome endeavor indeed. Here he creates a film that reminds me of what great film making is all about: fantasy, love and reflecting... Read more
Published on July 5 2007 by K. Driscoll
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Fish, Big Fun
This is one of the most imaginative movies I have ever seen. For anyone who likes telling stories or being told some, this is one you'll want to check out. Read more
Published on Sept. 21 2006 by C. Heisler
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