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Throughout his life Edward Bloom (Ewan McGregor) has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, portrayed by five-time Best Actor Oscar(r) nominee Albert Finney (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Erin Brockovich, 2000), he remains a huge mystery to his son, William (Billy Crudup). Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures in this marvel of a movie.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: A charming father-and-son tale filled with typical Tim Burton flourishes.
June 21, 2017
The film doesn't so much reject history as selectively rewrite it to its own reactionary, even off...
June 21, 2017
New York Magazine/Vulture
Overall, the film feels like it issues from a place Burton doesn't inhabit.
December 21, 2018
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Common Sense Media
Common Sense Says
Delightful, sad father-son story for teens and up.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has brief nudity, mild language, and fantasy peril. Sensitive kids may be upset by the death of a parent.
A Lot or A Little?
The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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- Genre:Fantasy, Drama
- Release Date:December 10, 2003
- Audio Format:5.1
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