A 12-year-old yearns to be a grown-up, and when he makes that wish at a fortunetelling machine, he awakes the next morning as a 30-year-old man. He lands a job at a toy company, but despite his success, he finds himself pining for all he left behind.
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- Penny Marshall
- This movie is
- DVD and Blu-ray
- 1989 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
- Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
- Top 100 Laughs
- Top 100 Movies nominee
- 1989 Academy Award®
- Best Writing Original Screenplay nominee
- Best Actor nominee: Tom Hanks
PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), Korean, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, PortugueseClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 HD, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono, Portuguese: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; extended cut on Side B; additional featurettes and more.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that of if Big were released today, it would almost certainly earn a PG-13 rating. There's some strong language (including one use of "f--k") and some sexual situations (including a man fondling a woman's breast). There's also some drinking, smoking, and mild violence. A child forced to grow up too quickly is exposed to corporate life, sex, and other adult matters.
- Sexual Content
- Some innuendo; breast discussion. Momentary brassiere exposure with hands-on inspection. Some kissing.
- Two men fight; the result is a bloody nose. A gunshot.
- "S--t," "damn," "bastard," "hell," "a--hole"; "f--k" is used once.
- Social Behavior
- While the content gets a bit racy, the message of appreciating childhood while you're a child -- but also never losing the childish ability to find the fun and wonder in everyday life once you grow up -- is an important one.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Susan smokes frequently; adult characters (including Josh in his adult appearance) drink.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it