Big (Blu-ray) PG

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  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: May 5, 2009
  • Originally Released: 1988
  • Label: 20Th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • NTSC
  • Dual Side
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • DTS HD Master Audio, Stereo - English
    • Mono - French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English - SDH, French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes

Disc 1/Side A: Theatrical Version

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Big Brainstorming - An Audio Documentary by Gary Ross & Anne Spielberg
    • Deleted Scenes:
      1. Billy's Home Life
      2. Susan Interrupts Wedding Shower
      3. Josh Calls His Mom
      4. Susan and Paul Having Breakfast
      5. Josh and Billy Pick Up the Tuxedo
      6. Quacky Duck
      7. Josh and Susan Work Late
      8. Sequence of Events After Susan and Josh Fight
    • Trailers:
      1. Trailer A
      2. Trailer B
      3. TV Spot - "Women"
      4. TV Spot - "Adult Review"
    • Featurette:
      1. Zoltar Easter Egg
      2. BIG Beginnings
      3. Chemistry of a Classic
      4. The Work of Play
      5. Hollywood Backstory: BIG
      6. Carnival Party Newswrap

Disc 1/Side B: Extended Cut

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh97%

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Total Count: 74

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 401,781
Rating: 3/4 -- Penny Marshall brings a logic to the premise that is sustained through most of the movie. And where the other movies snickered at the sexual possibilities in the idea, she faces up to them with both candor and taste. Full Review
Philadelphia Inquirer
Aug 2, 2013
This setup isn't exactly what you'd call plausible, but the follow-through is consistent and clever. Full Review
Orlando Sentinel
Aug 2, 2013
Rating: A- -- Hanks, as a stranger in a strange land, gives us equal portions of laughs and insights into the worlds of both adults and adolescents. Big also offers up a very funny satire of corporate ladder climbing. Full Review
Family Home Theater
Apr 3, 2016
Director Penny Marshall doesn't hammer any themes or satire into the film; she, quite shrewdly, keeps Big likeably small. The comedy is natural and unforced, in no small part because of Hanks' wonderfully slapstick performance. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Dec 26, 2018
...Buoyant summer comedy....Hanks is an absolute delight...
New York Times
Jun 3, 1988
Rating: 3.5/4 -- The film succeeds largely because of the splendid performance of Tom Hanks -- who is irresistibly funny as "big" Josh. Full Review
New York Daily News
Jul 28, 2015
Rating: 3/5 -- Tom Hanks is marvellously child-like as Josh, all restless energy, innocence and real pleasure in the liberation that being grown-up allows him. Full Review
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Dec 25, 2014

Product Description:

A boy asks a mechanical swami at a fair to grant his wish to be grown up -- oops! Luckily his best friend recognizes him and helps him get a job at a toy factory where his fresh, uncomplicated innocence wins the president's respect, his colleagues' envy -- and a beautiful woman's love. Academy Award Nominations: Best Actor--Tom Hanks, Best (Original) Screenplay.

Description by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment:

At a carnival, young Josh Baskin (Hanks) wishes he was big-only to awake the next morning and discover he is! With the help of his friend Billy (Jared Rushton), Josh lands a job at a toy company. There, his inner wisdom enables him to successfully predict what children want to buy, making the awestruck, naïve Josh irresistible to a beautiful ladder-climbing colleague (Elizabeth Perkins). But the more he experiences being an adult, the more Josh longs for the simple joys of childhood.

Plot Synopsis:

A 13-year-old boy named Josh wants, more than anything else, to be "big". And when he makes a wish on a carnival wishing booth his dreams come true: he transposes into the body of a 35 year old man -- though his mind and spirit remain that of a child. Since he can't really go to school looking like an adult, and his mother doesn't know him in his new guise, he heads to New York with his pal Billy, where they proceed to goof off, play around, and act basically like the kids they are. But when Billy leaves, Josh is subjected to the encroaching needs and responsibilities of adulthood, and he quickly discovers both the pleasures and the problems of being grown-up.

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Production Notes:

  • Shot in DuArt color, release prints processed by DeLuxe. Location shooting was done in Cliffside Park and Fort Lee, New Jersey; New York City and Rye, New York.
  • Saul Bass designed the titles.
  • Estimated budget $20 million.
  • One of four films released between 1987 and 1988 that have a child/adult role-reversal theme. The other three are: "Vice Versa" (Brian Gilbert, USA, 1988); "18 Again!" (Paul Flaherty, USA, 1988); and "Like Father, Like Son" (Rod Daniel, USA, 1987). Previous to this mini-explosion in the late 1980s, there were several other titles that also dealt with the same basic theme. They include the original "Vice Versa" (Peter Ustinov, UK, 1948), which is among the first such films, and "Freaky Friday" (Gary Nelson, USA, 1977) which differs from the rest in that it focuses on a mother/daughter switch.

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