Big

Lynn’s Druthers Marathon, part 20

Data
Title: Big
Year: 1988
Length: 104 minutes
Director: Penny Marshall
Writers: Gary Ross & Anne Spielberg
Starring: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard, Jared Rushton
Music: Howard Shore
Oscars: nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor (Hanks)
I saw it: on video and TV several times, most recently yesterday (rented from Netflix)
Synopsis: a 12-year-old’s wish to be a grown-up is granted

My reaction
Concept:3/4 (Good)
Story:1/4 (Bad)
Characters:1/4 (Bad)
Dialog:2/4 (Indifferent)
Pacing:3/4 (Good)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:2/4 (Indifferent) Points off for Perkins’ wardrobe.
Acting:3/4 (Good)
Music:1/4 (Bad)
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay, 2/4 (Indifferent)). Pleasant, mostly. I kind of hate this era’s style of film making, and every frame of this movie is overflowing with it. Hanks makes it watchable, though.
Objective Rating (Average):2/4 (Indifferent)

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