Kiddee Matinee

Big

You’re only young once but for Josh it might just last a lifetime! In Penny Marshall’s heartwarming fantasy blockbuster, an adolescent boy aching to grow up crosses paths with a mystical fortune telling machine that grants his wish to be Big. But when he wakes up in the body of a 30-year-old man (a gleefully comic & marvelously child-like Tom Hanks), he’ll have to learn to navigate the world of adults, get a job, and balance responsibilities old & new, while keeping his really big secret.

“Manages to be funny, warm, sophisticated and above all, imaginative, from start to finish.” – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

Big features believable young teen-age mannerisms from the two real boys in its cast, and this only makes Mr. Hanks’s funny, flawless impression that much more adorable. For any other full-grown actors who try their hands at fidgeting, squirming, throwing water balloons and wolfing down food in a huge variety of comically disgusting ways, this really is the performance to beat.” – Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Director
Penny Marshall
Starring
Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard
Year
1988
Rated
PG
Running Time
104 minutes

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