A beautiful, simple, rich example of storytelling. Tim Burton actually wraps this one up neatly, and its a fine reward. I shed a few tears. The always wonderful Albert Finney is on top form - nobody else could play the older Edward Bloom like him. Also, Ewan McGregor was cast because of his uncanny likeness to a young Albert Finney. Lots of enjoyable adventures, a great and surprising cast, and I fell in Love with Alison Lohman just a little bit more. I'd definitely do three years in a circus for her.