Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures.
A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father’s life.
United Press International journalist Will Bloom and his French freelance photojournalist wife Josephine Bloom, who is pregnant with their first child, leave their Paris base to return to Will’s hometown of Ashton, Alabama on the news that his father, Edward Bloom, stricken with cancer, will soon die, he being taken off chemotherapy treatment. Although connected indirectly through Will’s mother/Edward’s wife, Sandra Bloom, Will has been estranged from his father for three years since his and Josephine’s wedding. Will’s issue with his father is the fanciful tales Edward has told of his life all his life, not only to Will but the whole world. As a child when Edward was largely absent as a traveling salesman, Will believed those stories, but now realizes that he does not know his father, who, as he continues to tell these stories, he will never get to know unless Edward comes clean with the truth before he dies. On the brink of his own family life beginning, Will does not want to be the … Written by Huggo
|Tagline:||An adventure as big as life itself.|
|Cast:||Ada Tai, Albert Finney, Alison Lohman, Arlene Tai, Billy Crudup, Billy Redden, Bonnie Johnson, Charles McLawhorn, Daniel Wallace, Danny DeVito, David Denman, David Ramsey, Deep Roy, Don Young, Ewan McGregor, Frank Hoyt Taylor, Grayson Stone, Greg Hohn, Hailey Anne Nelson, Helena Bonham Carter, Jake Brake, James DeForest Parker, Jeff Campbell, Jessica Lange, Joanne Pankow, John Lowell, Karla Droege, L.C. Holt, Loudon Wainwright III, Marion Cotillard, Matthew McGrory, Miley Cyrus, Missi Pyle, Perry Walston, R. Keith Harris, Robert Guillaume, Russell Hodgkinson, Sallie Hedrick, Steve Buscemi, Trevor Gagnon, Will Thomas, Zac Gardner, Zach Hanner|
|Director:||Carlos De La Torre, Janna Stern, Katterli Frauenfelder, Tim Burton, Vanessa Mujica|