Big Fish ~ Merging Fantasy and Reality
“Most men they’ll tell you a story straight through. It won’t be complicated but it won’t be interesting either.”
If you’ve ever wondered what is true or what is false in your life experience, what is accurate and not so with the characters in your life journey, if you haven’t believed what you’ve been told because it just seems so unrealistic, this is a movie for you. Or even if you have believed what could be considered “crazy” or just too “out there,” this is a movie for you. It encourages you to go beyond the desire to bring all of the details of events and moments in life into a cohesive place so that they can be digested and understood. Instead, it invites you to be okay with the mystery, to allow the opening unto the fantastical, and to ride the waves of the adventures in each moment, within each step along this glorious journey of being alive. Through the movie, the son, who wants to know the facts just as eagerly as he is rejecting as mere nonsense what is being given by his father, discovers that many of the stories he brushed off as fabrications and fiction were actually true. Tis not so much the stories themselves, but the way the stories are brought to life that is important. The son does discover a new found connection and understanding of the essence of his father, beyond what any story could actually give him. It’s truly a movie to be cherished. Many lines within it are profound and beg you to hold hands with them, letting them soak into your psyche.