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For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Big Fish can be found here.
Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions by American author Daniel Wallace was adapted for this movie by American screenwriter and film director, John August.
The Korean war, The North Korean flag is clearly visible in one tent.
Edward Bloom dies at the hospital but his legacy is perpetuated by his son, Will. It must be understood that Edward was always composing stories to reflect his own frustrations on a boring and sad lifestyle, constantly traveling far from his wife, represented by the woman in the lake, and the fish itself, who is symbolically talking, Will. In Ed's death bed, Will realizes this from his father, so he starts narrating the way the story would have been ended by Edward. In a twist, Will later discovers that most of his father's stories indeed happened, but Edward was just making them bigger through imagination, leaving to the audience the feeling that Will finally understands final message his father wanted him to understand the whole time: The ultimate adventure a man can have in his whole life is his family.
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