Two-time Oscar-winner Tom Hanks received his Best Actor Nomination for his disarming turn as a 12-year-old man-child in Penny Marshall’s timeless, “hilarious” (Newsweek) delight. Josh wishes he was big. When he wakes up the next day, he’s an adult! Now, Josh must hold down a job, please a new boss (Robert Loggia) and navigate a relationship with a beautiful woman (Elizabeth Perkins). Soon, Josh just wants to be a kid again, but can he?
A perfect marriage of quirky but incisive writing, acting and direction, Big is the story of a 12-year-old boy who wishes he were older, and wakes up one morning as a 30-year-old man (Tom Hanks). The script by Gary Ross (Dave) and Anne Spielberg finds some unexpected ways of attacking obvious issues of sex, work and childhood friendships, and in all of these things the accent is on classy humour and great sensitivity. Hanks is remarkable in the lead, at times hilarious (reacting to caviar just as a 12-year-old would) and at others deeply tender. Penny Marshall became a first-rate filmmaker with this 1988 work.--Tom Keogh, Amazon.com--This text refers to the VHS tape edition.
--This text refers to the DVD edition.