I just finished watching big fish. So many emotions came up for me especially at the end. The father is an amazing storyteller and he just wants his son to accept him for who he is.
People are always trying to make you be someone else. The ending was very touching where everyone in his life comes to his funeral and it is basically what we all care about in the end. Are their loved ones going to celebrate your life.? He lived an eventful and interesting life. Joseph Campbell’s the Hero’s journey is very evident in this story. The main character has accomplished so much in life. He has to make sacrifices and was not there for his family at times because he had to bring in the money to buy a home. He meets many interesting people in life. Stories make the bitter truth so much more interesting. I do also have this storytelling ability that sometimes can be over exaggerated. I mean the truth is so much more boring!
Haha. I really enjoyed this movie because many people can relate to life being a roller coaster. It is all about the journey. If we are too busy trying to get somewhere sometimes we lose sight of what really matters. This movie does a great job of talking about the importance of family and not trying to change someone. Just accept your family members the way they are because you cannot change them and sometimes people spend their whole lives trying to change uncontrollable situations. The only thing you can control is how you react to situations and how you respond to other people.
Happy Holidays everyone! I definitely notice during the Holiday season, people tend to lead their hearts much more often. I personally believe the world would be a much better place if we lead with our hearts more often.