Year of Release: 1988
Director: Penny Marshall
Approx. Running Time: 104 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"BIG is hilarious..."
-David Ansen, Newsweek
TOM HANKS won raves for his Oscar nominated performance (1988, Best Actor) as a twelve-year-old boy trapped inside a thirty-year-old body in director Penny Marshall's winning comedy.
At a carnival, young Josh Baskin (HANKS) wishes he was big - only to awake the next morning and discover he is! With the help of his friend Billy (JARED RUSHTON), Josh lands a job at a toy company. There, his inner wisdom enables him to successfully predict what children want to buy, making the awestruck, naive Josh irresistable to a beautiful ladder-climbing colleague (ELIZABETH PERKINS). But the more he expreriences being an adult, the more Josh longs for the simple joys of childhood.
Here's a wonderfully fun (and innocent) classic comedy that looks at every child's desire to be "grown up" and every adult's desire to be a kid again.
Rated PG (MPAA)