35pm Dying father Edward Bloom
(Albert Finney) shares fantastical tales of his youthful adventures with his estranged son, Will (Billy Crudup), who gradually begins to see the old man in a different and more positive light.
The show revolves around Edward Bloom
, an inveterate spinner of unlikely tall tales with an adoring wife, an alienated adult son, and a terminal illness.
will be retiring as President of Metal Treatment in April 2009 after 35 years of exemplary service and has agreed to serve as a consultant to the company.
, a man who like many in the movie business has a greater affinity for the power of the story than a strict adherence to the facts.
As the young Edward Bloom
Ewan has a charm but the fantastical elements of the film just don't wash.
DVD Extras: Director commentary, Edward Bloom
At Large featurette, Amos At The Circus featurette, Fathers And Sons featurette, The Filmmakers' Path featurette, The Fairytale World featurette, Creature Features featurette, The Author's Journey featurette, The Finer Points ( Tim Burton Trivia Quiz.
ENCHANTING: Ewan McGregor plays the young Edward Bloom
in Tim Burton's fairytale yarn Big Fish (15)
At the heart of Tim Burton's ``Big Fish'' is the conflict over truth between a father, Edward Bloom
(Albert Finney),and his son, Will (Billy Crudup).
Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney play the younger and older Edward Bloom
, a charismatic teller of tall tales about his colourful life.
BIG FISH: Ewan McGregor plays a young Edward Bloom
It's about a dying man - Edward Bloom
- whose son tries to persuade him to ditch the veneer of the fantastical stories he's told throughout about his life so that he can discover the true version of his father before he dies.
THE STORY: The amazing and unbelievable life story of Edward Bloom
(played by Finney as an old man and by McGregor as the younger version), a self-described "big fish in a small pond".