This is one of those films where, as good as it gets, it just can't keep the momentum going. Just when it gets really poignant in its observations about children and adult worlds, it goes too far and becomes manipulative and on-the-nose. Sometimes, it captures the spirit of childhood; other times, I was saying, "even a 13-year-old isn't THAT naïve." Even Tom Hanks wasn't enough to keep me under the film's spell.
When you were a child, did you ever dream to become an adult? Maybe, you did. Because when we were a child we always think that as an adult we can do whatever we want. By the time we become an adult like now, we didn't find it that way. Big is a movie which talks about it. It slapped you hard in the face that become an adult isn't easy as it seems. Tom Hanks' characteristic as 13 years old boy is purely entertaining!
A childhood-nostialiga trip of a film - but seeing this for the first time as an adult I keep my distance from the shallow corkiness of this film. The relationship between the mother and Tom Hanks´s character disappears for a huge part of the film when its evident that this is drama were not seeing. It becomes this running gag throughout the picture I dont find funny. However its well acted and its metaphors works.