Bloom (Albert Finney) has always been a teller of tall-tales about his oversized
life as a young man (Ewan McGregor), when his wanderlust led him on an unlikely
journey from a small-town in Alabama, around the world and back again. With
his stories, Bloom charms almost everyone he encounters except for his estranged
son Will (Billy Crudup). When his mother Sandra (Jessica Lange) tries to reunite
them, Will must learn now to separate fact
from fiction as he comes to terms with his father's great feats and great failings.