Tuesday, January 20, 2004
Movie Review: I saw Tim Burton's "Big Fish" this afternoon. If you haven't seen it, you should. I don't often say this about many movies, but it's even worth $9.50 to see it at night. "Big Fish" is the story of Edward Bloom, a man who has lived a large life, and if you ask him about it, he'll tell even larger tales. The acting by Edward Finney, Billy Crudup and Ewan McGregor is excellent.
The heart of the story is about a man's relationship with his son. Will (Crudup) is bitter at his father because he feels that he's never had a real conversation with his father -- the tall tales building a wall between the two. By the end of the movie, a kind of understanding and acceptance is reached between the two.
The movie really makes you think about what you'll be remembered for when you're six feet under. What lives will you have touched? Will impact will you have had on others, for good or ill?
My favorite line in the movie was from Helena Bonham Carter, and it goes something along these lines: "To your father there were only ever two women in the world: His wife and everyone else."
The book reviews will have to wait until later this week.