Big Fish has been on alot lately. I have forgotten all about this movie to be honest but was pleasently surprised a few weeks ago when it was on. I have watched it 4 times since. I really just love this movie! It is soo good. The imagery, story, writing and the cast. It was probably the last thing Jessica Lange had going for her before American Horror Story.
Big Fish sort of reminds me of myself in that I always wanted to be something amazing. I used to swear I was going to be famous as a child…much like many children do I assume. I would dream of these fantastical stories that would happen to me along the way. I fantasized by this time in my life I would have been married with children and would have accumulated all of these amazing stories of crazy things that happened to me along the way that I could tell my children all about.
I am sure I do have crazy stories (if I could remember them all lol) and I am sure fantastical things happened to me along the way but sitting here now, in my boring colored office I can tell you I am pretty sure not enough fantasy happened to have me sitting in the same spot I never wanted to be. I can relate to the father in this movie building up what he might have thought was a bland life to make himself sound more interesting to his friends and family. I almost admire him for doing that. Your truth is what you make of it right? Just because you see your past a different way then it actually happened doesn’t mean it didn’t?? Lately I have decided since I cannot change the past I am totally going to make the future into something I have always wanted it to be….Fantastic! I can say thank you to Big Fish for totally inspiring me!