I would like to start by saying that I have always loved watching Albert Finney ever since I saw him in A Christmas Carol as a child. After seeing him in Big Fish alongside Jessica (I in no way look 80) Lange, I love his acting even more. I thought the entire tale was wonderful from beginning to end, and I did not want to see the story end, which, I would say, should be considered a defining characteristic of a feel good movie such as this. I felt all of the acting was superb as was the writing, directing, etcetera. I have only one thing about this movie that really baffles me... are you listening Academy? Why wasn't this movie the winner for Best Picture? Ohh, yeah... LOTR... my bad... on any other year, it should have been.