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Big Fish Summary
Tim Burton

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Big Fish Summary

Summary and Analysis

Big Fish is the story of a father's tales to his son, and the film evaluates the line between fact and fiction. As the film starts, Ed Bloom is telling his son Will a story about catching the biggest catfish in the world on the day Will was born. Viewers watch as he tells the story over the years as Will grows up. Finally, he tells it at Will's wedding reception. Will gets upset and walks out. His mom reassures him that it's still his night, even though his dad is telling the story to everyone. He points out that sometimes the only way to catch an uncatchable woman is to offer her a wedding ring.

Outside, Will yells at Ed for telling his stories and taking all the attention for himself. Will knows that the story isn't true. After that, the two don't speak...

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