Big Fish is a Southern Gothic tale directed by one of my favorite directors, Tim Burton. Billy Crudup plays a son trying to learn the true stories about his father, played by Albert Finney and Ewan McGregor, instead of the tall tales he’s heard all his life.
But what he discovers is that the stories are more real than he knew. It creates flashbacks between Edward Bloom’s stories and the present day, when Edward is now ill.
The film features Alabama scenery as part of the story. Instead of filming at Auburn University, the college scenes were filmed at nearby Huntingdon College.
If You Like: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Neverending Story