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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 12:07 PM
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Just watched "Big Fish". What an amazing film.
Directed by Tim Burton.
Wondrful story and a great cast:
Ewan McGregor
Albert Finney
Billy Crudup
Jessica Lange
Helena Bonham Carter
Alison Lohman
Robert Guillaume
Marion Cotillard
Matthew McGrory
David Denman
Missi Pyle
Loudon Wainwright III
Ada Tai
Arlene Tai
Steve Buscemi

One of the few films that made me cry.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 12:08 PM
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1. I really enjoyed that one too
very well done
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SCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 12:09 PM
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2. So good that I own it!
I love this movie! Makes you feel hopeful I think
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 12:10 PM
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3. yeah, it's one of Burton's best, IMO....
Tim Burton is such an incredible visionary director-- I think this sometimes gets lost in his animated films, because the animation itself separates the film from reality.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 12:10 PM
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4. I wanted to see that film,
but I don't think I'll ever see it now, because Spaulding Gray killed himself right after he saw that film and I would be sooooo sad. :(

I miss Spaulding....
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 12:12 PM
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5. I watched it last weekend
My wife won a copy of it at an Oscar party, and we'd never seen it before. What an amazing film! I can't believe that it didn't sweep the Oscars. It's hard to find a film with a great plot, or good characters nowdays. And that doesn't even take into account Burton's directing, either!

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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 12:45 PM
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10. Did it take any Oscars?
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 12:13 PM
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6. i saw that last year on a plane coming back from Boston
i was bawling at then end, very good movie.
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Serial Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 12:15 PM
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7. I think its my husband's favorite
I have never seen him in 36 years of marriage react to a movie like this one.

He loved it, I think, wanting our son to finally "not be embarassed" by him.

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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 12:18 PM
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8. Loved that movie and cried like a baby
And I NEVER cry in movies....last time I did was at the end of "Field of Dreams".

What can I say? I have daddy issues.
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 12:24 PM
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9. Dammmit! I'm still teary and it ended 20 minutes ago.
Edited on Wed Mar-16-05 12:24 PM by maveric
I too have/had similar "Dad issues' to what Crudup had in the movie.
He's been gone for 5 years now and I miss him so very much.
Ahh Shit! Here I go again!
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FrankBooth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 12:57 PM
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11. First Burton film I've liked in a long time
it was great and made me call my dad!
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bmbmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 01:05 PM
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12. Saw it about a month after my Dad died.
He was just like the character in the movie. Larger than life, war hero, success at everything he did-I can't watch it again.
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Felix Mala Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 01:09 PM
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13. Burton is great, but he's no Terry Gilliam See The Adventures of
Baron Munchausen... same sort of thing, but really epic in scope...
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