When I think about Big (1988), I think about the dichotomy between childhood and adulthood. It is a film that blissfully captures the youthful spirit, or “inner child”, we all are struggling to maintain, but it also captures something a little bit more universally tragic – a child’s perpetual desire to be an adult and an adult’s perpetual desire to return to childhood. This desire to be older than we are is normally our first encounter with wanting to be something other than we are and thus becomes our first experience with feeling inadequate. What makes this even more profoundly troublesome is that as soon as we turn eighteen and become an “adult”, we start to feel the exact opposite. As soon as we feel the first pangs of responsibility, we instantly want to cast off our “adult” label...

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Alamo Theatre

Movies playing at the Alamo Theatre
Fri 28 Oct, 6:00 pm+8:20 pm
Sat 29 Oct, 6:00 pm+8:20 pm
Sun 30 Oct, 2:00 pm+6:00 pm