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Directed By
Penny Marshall

Written By:
Gary Ross

Cast:
Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, John Heard, Robert Loggia, Jared Rushton, David Moscow, Jon Lovitz, Mercedes Ruehl

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Big (1988)
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Movie Review by Zara
March 13th, 2007

Be careful what you wish for

As preteens, it's frustrating being told that you're old enough to start acting more responsibly but at the same time told that you're still not old enough to do stuff. You have to pick up your room, be in charge of younger siblings, even pay more for admission to certain places. Yet you still can't go anywhere on your own. You can't drive. You can't really look all that cool without someone eventually calling you a little kid.

This movie examines what it was like for a 13 year old boy to make a wish to become "Big" and have it actually happen. When Josh wakes up the following morning and is an adult, he is unable to convince his mother who he says he is. Life is not as cool and wonderful as he imagined it. The world is scary, everyone wants money for something and people are demanding things from you.

Stumbling into a patch of good luck and landing a lucritive job with a toy company, he also gets to experience what it's like to really have to ACT like an adult. As he ignores his young friend, he sees just how much you have to sacrifice for the sake of doing what's right. That there is a fine balance before you're no longer one and no longer the other.

Tom Hanks received an Oscar nomination for his role in this movie, his first, and also one of his most well deserved. He didn't win that year, but as we all know came back to make up for it in later years.

BIG is a classic and teaches a great lesson about life.

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Jenny
Mar 13, 2007 4:27 PM
 
Great movie!! I always wanted one of those floor keyboards.

Movie Addict
Mar 19, 2007 5:38 AM
 
My favorite part is the attempted seduction scene. It was a very enjoyable movie.



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