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At a carnival, young Josh Baskin (Tom Hanks) wishes he was big - only to awake the next morning and discover he is! With the help of his friend Billy, Josh lands a job at a toy company. but the more he experiences being an adult, the more Josh longs for the simple joys of childhood.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Refreshingly sweet and undeniably funny, Big is a showcase for Tom Hanks, who dives into his role and infuses it with charm and surprising poignancy.
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Common Sense Says
Wonderful story with some very mature material.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that of if Big were released today, it would almost certainly earn a PG-13 rating. There's some strong language (including one use of "f--k") and some sexual situations (including a man fondling a woman's breast). There's also some drinking, smoking, and mild violence. A child forced to grow up too quickly is exposed to corporate life, sex, and other adult matters.
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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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- Genre:Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Family
- Release Date:June 3, 1988
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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