Chris Day

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Big Fish [DVD] [2004] <b>DVD</b> ~ Ewan McGregor
Big Fish [DVD] [2004] DVD ~ Ewan McGregor
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Big Success, 29 April 2004
Firstly I would question the PG tag for this film; if I were young I wouldhave been scared by some of the scenes. However there is the argument thatthe story is designed for children, the whole film plays out like afairytale, a big journey with the promise of adventure. Burton has had funhere and created a rich tapestry of homely Americana and the mysticism ofthe grim brothers. The concept suits Burton who seems to have an obsessionwith the surreal and otherworldly.
Big Fish is the story of Arthur Bloom's life, as he would tell it. Howevervisiting him on his death bed his son wants to hear what really happenedduring his father's life and not the fanciful tales he has told. Theresult is… Read more
Cold Mountain [DVD] [2004] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jude Law
51 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Story, 29 April 2004
Cold Mountain is by all accounts a love story. I say STORY with strongemphasis; I have seen too many films which may have quite enough love butvery little by way of story. Cold Mountain is the name of the village thatthe film focuses upon with the basic plot of the film being the varioushappenings and goings on there during the American Civil War. A greatstrength of this film is its ability to set the scene and allow theaudience's mind to fully appreciate this beautifully constructed periodpiece. The characters are equally absorbing, and the audience findthemselves really caring for their welfare. Leading characters Inman (Law)and Ada (Kidman) are wonderfully acted, giving depth to the love… Read more

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