January 9, 2004
Genre(s): Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A man who has had a difficult relationship with his often-absent father returns home to be with him as he is dying. To his frustration, his father continues to spin the same sorts of tall tales he told when he was a boy about the grand adventures he had throughout his life. The narrative switches between the ordinary present-day and the technicolor, larger than life past. The past portions are most exciting as the aged Edward vigorously describes his life, starting with a childhood in which he excelled at sports and grew like a weed. His adult adventures allegedly included spending time in a magically idyllic town, joining a circus run by a werewolf and engaging in heroics in the Korean War.