Big

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation | Release Date: June 3, 1988
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SpangleApr 18, 2014
Big is a pretty good comedy overall with a touching story to boot. Throughout, laughs are provided as you watch the absurdity of the situations that Josh Baskin finds himself in and that is coupled with a touching story that we can all relateBig is a pretty good comedy overall with a touching story to boot. Throughout, laughs are provided as you watch the absurdity of the situations that Josh Baskin finds himself in and that is coupled with a touching story that we can all relate to as we age (though not quite as rapidly, haha). The film is admittedly a little cheesy at times, but it never really bothered me honestly. In the lead role, Tom Hanks is killer and plays the grown up overnight role perfectly and really embodies the little "ticks" you would expect from somebody who underwent the transformation he underwent. Overall, this film is far from a cinematic masterpiece, but is a cute little comedy that is endlessly enjoyable. Expand
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MovieGuysApr 16, 2014
Big is a wonderful story that connects with audiences young and old. The kids watching this movie will want to be "big", just like the man they see on the screen; the adults watching this movie will remember a time when they were just likeBig is a wonderful story that connects with audiences young and old. The kids watching this movie will want to be "big", just like the man they see on the screen; the adults watching this movie will remember a time when they were just like him, looking at the world the way Hanks' character does. Expand
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drlowdonDec 25, 2014
When thirteen year old Josh Bashkin (Hanks) is unable to ride the roller-coasters at the theme park he makes he wish that he was bigger. Waking the next morning he finds he has suddenly become an adult.

Big has been imitated many times
When thirteen year old Josh Bashkin (Hanks) is unable to ride the roller-coasters at the theme park he makes he wish that he was bigger. Waking the next morning he finds he has suddenly become an adult.

Big has been imitated many times over the years but, thanks in large part to the excellent central performance from Tom Hanks, it has never been bettered. One of the 80's best feel good movies.
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gm101Sep 15, 2011
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I finally got a chance to see this movie recently. While the beginning felt like it was rushed, once Josh becomes an adult, everything is hilarious and sweet from that moment till the beautiful ending. Expand
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TheDude-Jun 13, 2015
Big is a fantastic comedy with great dialogue,performances and is a lot of fun to watch the message of the film is also great telling us that growing up is tough so be young while you can.
one of my favorite movies!!
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FilmClubMar 27, 2016
A 13-year-old junior high kid Josh (David Moscow) is transformed into a 35-year-old’s body (Tom Hanks) by a carnival wishing machine in this pic which unspools with Enjoyable genuineness and ingenuity.

Immediate dilemma, since going back
A 13-year-old junior high kid Josh (David Moscow) is transformed into a 35-year-old’s body (Tom Hanks) by a carnival wishing machine in this pic which unspools with Enjoyable genuineness and ingenuity.

Immediate dilemma, since going back to school is not an option and his mom thinks he’s an intruder and doesn’t buy into the explanation that he’s changed into a man, is to escape to anonymous New York City and hide out in a seedy hotel.

Pretty soon, the viewer forgets that what’s happening on screen has no basis in reality. The characters are having too much fun enjoying life away from responsibility, which begs the question why adults get so serious when there is fun to be had in almost any situation.

Hanks plays chopsticks on a walking piano at F.A.O. Schwarz with a man who turns out to be his boss (Robert Loggia) and as a result of this freespirited behavior is promoted way beyond his expectations, but it’s what he does with all his newfound self-worth that propels this ‘dramedy’.

Greatest growth comes from his involvement with coworker Elizabeth Perkins, though by no means is he the only one getting an education.
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