Big fish is an America fantasy comedy-drama film based on a novel "Big Fish" by Daniel Wallace. The film was directed by Tim Burton and stars Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, and Marion Cotillard.
The theme of this movie is reconciliation between a dying Father
and his son. Big fish represents the legendary life of the father through the son's gradual understanding of his father, the son listened his father telling the story about the magical experience when he grew up, the reaction of the son from conviction, unfeeling then revulsion and rejecting when the father said. Unit the father is going to leave(dead), he trying to understand and inclusive his father, eventually help father finished the last big fish story of his life. At father's funeral, the son saw the archetypal character of those who appeared in his father's story. Father was not lying, rather, they are real people, but they were exaggerated and amplified by his father.
The son eventually passed on his father's big fish story, at the end of the movie the son said "Have you ever heard a joke so many times you've forgotten why it's funny? And then you hear it again and suddenly it's new. You remember why you loved it in the first place. That was my father's final joke I guess. A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him. And in that way, he becomes immortal." This passage not only shows his understanding of his father's story but also a conclusion of the movie.