Big (1988)

Should I see it?
Yes.

Big

Lighthearted and fluffy, this upbeat movie has dated well. Tom Hanks was a known commodity prior to this movie but his endearing performance as a twelve-year-old who is magically transformed into the body of a man, made people take a closer look. This was one of the more effective star vehicles ever made. The film was well received and set the stage for the most successful acting careers in Hollywood history.

The movie itself is well handled by director Penny Marshall. It is lightweight and intended to be a product with mass appeal. It serves this function. If you're looking for a comfortable McMovie it's sometimes good to go back to older films like this one - you'll get a good movie that is probably as good as you remember.


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