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BigAs Josh Baskin, the kid trapped in a man's body, could attest, bigger isn't always better. The 25 extra minutes tacked onto Big: Extended EditionBigComedyAs Josh Baskin, the kid trapped in a man's body, could attest, bigger isn't always better. The 25 extra minutes tacked onto Big: Extended Edition2007-05-17Robert LoggiaJon LovitzElizabeth PerkinsRobert Loggia, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins
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Big

Genre: Comedy; Starring: Tom Hanks, Robert Loggia, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins; Director: Penny Marshall

As Josh Baskin, the kid trapped in a man’s body, could attest, bigger isn’t always better. The 25 extra minutes tacked onto Big: Extended Edition — featuring Elizabeth Perkins’ toy exec cracking the whip and Josh’s hunt for an all-white tux — are mostly superfluous. EXTRAS Four packed docs confirm the FAO Schwarz keyboard bit was not improvised — it took months of prep — but the baby-corn-nibbling scene was. Also, Tom Hanks was cast after Robert De Niro dropped out, and had no clue about Big’s imminent success, telling Perkins, ”We’re going straight to video.” B+