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Big Fish

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Original title
Big Fish
Running time
126 min.
United States United States
John August (Novel: Daniel Wallace)
Danny Elfman
Philippe Rousselot
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Columbia Pictures / Zanuck Company / Jinks/Cohen Company. Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Drama. Fantasy. Adventure | Family Relationships. Magic Realism. 1980s
Synopsis / Plot
Edward Bloom (Finney) has always been a teller of tall tales about his oversized life as a young man (Ewan McGregor), when his wanderlust led him on an unlikely journey from small town in Alabama, around the world, and back again. His mythic exploits dart from the delightful to the delirious as he weaves epic tales about giants, blizzards, a witch and conjoined-twin lounge singers. With his larger-than-life stories, Bloom charms almost everyone he encounters except for his estranged son Will (Billy Crudup). When his mother Sandra (Jessica Lange) tries to reunite them, Will must learn how to separate fact from fiction as he comes to terms with his father’s great feats and great failings.
2003: Nominated for Oscar: Best Original Soundtrack
2003: 4 Nominations for Golden Globe, including Best Movie Comedy or Musical
2003: 7 Nominations for BAFTA, including Best Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay
2003: Nominated for David of Donatello: Best Foreign Language Picture
2003: Critics' Choice Awards: 5 nominations, including Best Picture and Director
2003: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Director & Original Score
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