Big Fish 2003 Film | Tim Burton | Helena Bonham Carter + Ewan McGregor

Updated: May 19

What's your review of Tim Burton's Big Fish 2003 film with Ewan McGregor and Helena Bonham Carter? #BigFish #TimBurton #HelenaBonhamCarter Tim Burton is my favourite director, and Helena Bonham Carter my favourite actress. Did you see the trailer and then rush out to see the full movie? I’d love to know your own reviews whether you saw it in the cinema, streamed it online, or bought the DVD or blu ray! You can scroll down for more!


Alternative titles (from Letterboxd): Peixe Grande, 大智若魚, 大智若鱼, Big Fish - An adventure as big as life itself, El gran pez, Golyama riba, Apíthanes istoríes, Krupnaya ryba, Krupna riba, Velyka ryba, Big Fish - Der Zauber, der ein Leben zur Legende macht

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Directed by Tim Burton

Produced by Richard D. Zanuck, Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks

Screenplay by John August

Based on Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions by Daniel Wallace

Starring Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman, Robert Guillaume, Marion Cotillard, Steve Buscemi, Danny DeVito

Music by Danny Elfman

Cinematography: Philippe Rousselot

Edited by Chris Lebenzon

Production companies: Columbia Pictures, Jinks/Cohen Company, The Zanuck Company

Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing

Release date: December 4, 2003 (Hammerstein Ballroom), December 10, 2003 (United States)

Running time: 125 minutes

Budget: $70 million

Box office: $122.9 million

List of Big Fish Characters and Cast

Ewan McGregor Ed Bloom - Young

Albert Finney Ed Bloom - Senior

Billy Crudup Will Bloom

Jessica Lange Sandra Bloom - Senior

Helena Bonham Carter Jenny - Young / Jenny - Senior / The Witch

Alison Lohman Sandra Bloom - Young

Robert Guillaume Dr Bennett - Senior

Marion Cotillard Josephine Bloom

Matthew McGrory Karl the Giant

David Denman Don Price - Age 18-22

Missi Pyle Mildred

Loudon Wainwright III Beamen (as Loudon Wainwright)

Ada Tai Ping

Arlene Tai Jing

Steve Buscemi Norther Winslow

Danny DeVito Amos Calloway

Deep Roy Mr Soggybottom

Perry Walston Ed Bloom - Age 10

Hailey Anne Nelson Jenny - Age 8

Grayson Stone Will Bloom - Age 6-8

R Keith Harris Ed's Father

Karla Droege Ed's Mother

Zac Gardner Zacky Price - Age 10 (as Zachary Gardner)

John Lowell Don Price - Age 12

Darrell Vanterpool Wilbur - Age 10

Miley Cyrus Ruthie - Age 8 (as Destiny Cyrus)


For reference, below is a list of frequently asked questions and discussion topics! I'll answer some where possible!

Does Big Fish have nudity in it?

Briefly only.

Is Big Fish kid friendly?

Big Fish is rated PG.

Is Big Fish sad?

Some moments are emotional.

Is Jenny the witch in Big Fish?

Jenny and the witch are both played by Helena Bonham Carter.

Is the giant in Big Fish a real person?

Matthew McGrory plays Karl the Giant.

Was the Big Fish house built just for the movie?

The Big Fish house is the old Collier House, 401 East Bridge Street, in Wetumpka.

What channel is Big Fish on?

Amazon Prime

What happened at the end of Big Fish?


What happens the day Edward Bloom is born?


What is the Big Fish house in Wetumpka?

It is the old Collier House.

Where can I watch Big Fish?

Amazon Prime.

Who was the tall man in Big Fish?

Matthew McGrory.