Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Movie You Aught to See: Big Fish

Regardless of whether the decade ended already ended in 2009 or will end at the close of the current year, the 2000s were a wonderful period of cinema with many treasures that deserve to be remembered. Check in at Movies with Abe on Mondays for Movies You Aught to See, a look back at memorable movies from the aughts. They are posted in no particular order, and if you have a great film from the 2000s that you think merits consideration, leave a note in the comments!

Big Fish
Directed by Tim Burton
Released December 25, 2003

This wonder of a film delights in exploring the fantastical, choosing to bring to life the wild stories of one Edward Bloom instead of dwelling on the disbelieving attitude of his grown son Will. A big part of the film’s considerable charm is the wonderful Ewan McGregor as the younger Edward, who is the kindest and most dedicated man you’re ever likely to meet. The performances from actors like Albert Finney, Jessica Lange, Allison Lohman, Helena Bonham Carter, Matthew McGrory, Missi Pyle, and many others make this one of the most pleasant ensembles seen on film. The film boasts magnificent colors and a winning heart, and the film’s final scene is particularly touching, and wraps up a marvelous tale spun by master filmmaker Tim Burton. The trailer doesn’t quite do it justice; it’s a truly incredible film.

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