Starring: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard, Jared Rushton, Mercedes Ruehl
Directed by: Penny Marshall
Script by: Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg
WHAT IS ABOUT?
As a small boy's wish becomes reality, he must go to the city and live an adult's life, until he will find a way to regain his real body and age.
This is a classic and still a good entertaining funny movie to watch.
There's not much to add, You must see it by Yourself.
I'm not sure if Tom Hanks' role deserved an Oscar Animation though. He's good as always, but can't call it anything genious. It was a well written role, and well executed of course. Although, it's always amazes me in this kind of movies that grown-up kids act much more childish, than as they were still boys.
It's kind of common actually, and "Big" goes with the same approach.
I'm not sure if I could call it "realistic" as well.
It would be probably panned by the critics if it was made today.
The story itself is kind of scary at the beginning, that is the beginning of a journey for this little fellow in a bigger body.
Plus, I didn't find Robert Loggia's relations with Hanks to be convincing. I had this feeling that he didn't really know what to do at some times - both as a character and as an actor.
Of course, their scene with a giant piano is a classic, but what leads to it, and things after, could be delivered in a better way.
But it doesn't change the fact that it's a title I definitely recommend.
It still looks fresh and it's definitely worth it's time and money.