Saw it again! Great Movie! This is Tom Hanks probably best 80's film. Excellent story!
A young boy named Josh Baskin, wish one day from an old machine to be big, despite the fact that he does not believe it is going to work. He is very surprised, therefore, to find himself in the next day- big. Now he looks like a 30 years old guy, but he still behave like a twelve years boy. He decide to go with his best friend to New York, to find the machine that can fix his wish. In New York he gets a job in a toy company, and develop a relationship. Currently, he must learn to get used to the adults world he always wanted to be part of. Would he still like to remain an adult?
Nostalgic and fun.
Tom Hanks is incredible as Josh Baskin, a 13 year-old kid who, after making a wish on a machine at a carnival, wakes up as a thirtysomething guy. Hanks is so damn adorable. Impressive directorial work from Penny Marshall, as well as outstanding score and editing (Howard Shore and Barry Malkin, respectively).
The iconic keyboard scene is as great as I had imagined. Perfection.
Like all kids do at some point, Josh is a thirteen year-old boy who wants to be grown up already. But unlike other kids, Josh gets his wish - thanks to a creepy looking machine at a fair. He wakes up the next morning in the body of a thirty year-old and the story continues in a familiar but pleasing direction, from there.
Tom Hanks has always been a very good actor, which this movie proves quite well. From his expressions to his mannerisms, he really seems like a kid in a grown man's body. His performance alone is enough to make this worth watching for fans of his. (And shouldn't that include everyone?) Beyond that, Big is an amusing, harmless, and predictable movie to spend a few hours with.
ive seen it like 10+ times now but i still very much enjoy this light hearted funny and well acted movie!!
its a movie that you have to love because i reckon its probably every kids dream to be an adult and work in a toy industry where you can just muck about for hours on end!!
tom hanks as usual is amazing this movie is well worth a watch!
One of the best scenes in the movie is when Hanks has to play a 12 year old on his own for the first time without his mother and his fear of the world outside his seedy motel room. Hanks gets the character in his mannerisms and heart.
Tom Hanks, like in just about all of his movies, does a great job in this one. It's funny and it's entertaining the whole way through. I recommend "Big" to anybody who likes good movies. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000. This movie started the whole "transport to when you were younger" or "switch bodies w/so and so" genre.