Big (1988)

‘Big’ is another one of those watershed movies that came out in the 80s that everyone must see. The story, as I’m sure you know, is about a 12 year old boy who wishes to be older. The next day *BOOM* he’s Tom Hanks, who is perfectly cast. I can’t picture anyone else who can play a kid in a grown man’s body funnier. His first night alone, his dealings with women, and of course how he eats the little cocktail corn thingies. He is too much fun to watch. Also worth mentioning is Elizabeth Perkins, who is drawn to Hanks’ joy for life. (And who wouldn’t be?) A must-see.


Oscar Nominations
Best Actor (Tom Hanks)
Best Adapted Screenplay