Creative Therapy : Big Fish

Movies Used in Therapy

Big Fish directed by Tim Burton Rated PG-13

Summary: The story revolves around a dying father and his son, who is trying to learn more about his dad by piecing together the stories he has gathered over the years. The son winds up re-creating his father's elusive life in a series of legends and myths inspired by the few facts he knows. Through these tales, the son begins to understand his father's great feats and his great failings.

Application: This is an excellent movie that would be recommend for those struggling with unresolved issues and feelings surrounding their parents.  I would not recommend this movie to a child, as it could be a bit over their head.  Topics that this movie raises includes but is not limited to:   


-unresolved issues with parents   

-coming to terms with who you parents are   

-mending the past and forgiving

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