I must admit I was getting a bit worried at the underlying message of Big Fish as it proceeded. This terrible old man had spent his whole life constantly lying abotu himself. Oooh-weee. I thought there’s paranoid delusional case at best, or evil incarnate at worst. But phew, when it turned out that actually his stories were all, in essence, true – well that was okay. Cos we all know that lying is bad right?

(I’m still a bit angry that the twins weren’t conjoined and that the fish story does not appear to be true, but hey – a few decades in purgatory will sort that out).