Tom Hanks was rapidly approaching A-list status by the time he took the lead in 1988's Big, and Penny Marshall's now classic, bittersweet comedy certainly helped catapult him in the right direction. A modern fairytale through and through, it sees Hanks as a young lad who wishes himself into the body of a grown-up with the help of an eerie fairground wish-making machine. He then bags a cool job at a toy company, rents a flat and - almost - gets the girl (Elizabeth Perkins). Joyously entertaining, escapist stuff.

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: September 1st 2001

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