“I wish I was Big.” Daring words from 12-year- old Joshua Baskin as he wishes away his youth and in turn replaces it with the trials and tribulations of adulthood.This fun loving film from Penny

Marshall delivers a sweet and thoughtful story with a charming performance by Tom Hanks.The story while not all that original for its time, (considering sixteen candles had been released a few years prior), provides a fun and thrilling experience for all the family to enjoy.

Tom Hanks simply takes the production away with his wit and incredible impression of a pre-teenage boy. The Iconic Chopsticks scene is wonderful , and brings a smile to my face every time. The humor is excellent, making me laugh at the most discreet of jokes. Anne Spielberg writes a spectacular script, Tom Hanks steals the show, and Marshall is one hell of a director in this joy ride of a literal, coming of age film.

Score: Acting: 9

Direction: 10

Writing: 9

Effects: 9

Story telling: 10

Rewatchability: 10

Character Development: 10

Humor: 9

How-Hooked: 10

Opening up a sequel: 8



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  1. Honestly…I just keep thinking of Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump. I have to reposition my brain cells to watch this…


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