Big - 1988 (PG)


Year of Release: 1988
Rated: PG
Director: Penny Marshall
Approx. Running Time: 104 minutes
Format(s): DVD
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.

My Comments:

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.

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