Thursday, April 20, 2006

So Sayeth, Wanda The Fish

Big Fish, directed by Tim Burton is one of the movies I kept missing regularly everytime it's shown on TV, along with Donnie Darko and Requiem for a Dream. I finally caught it yesterday on HBO, at a very odd hour of 1:00 AM. The movie was not something I expected, throwing me a bit off-guard ; and definitely not the sterotypical Burton. A fantasy of events woven in flashbacks to a skeptical son, it definitely has fantastic visuals. What is confusing is the fact whether the father is actually telling the truth or not ; because the stories he narrates are bizarre and impossible, in the world we live in ; but yet, there's some element of truth in it, as the son discovers that all characters from the story are not made-up manequins, but they actually exist ; albeit different from the way narrated. People gain immortality, through the stories told about them, sometimes by them, that live after they're long gone. A fine cast of Danny DeVito, Ewan McGregor, Jessica Lange and Albert Finney makes the film a memorable experience. Something that stays on your mind for quite sometime....

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