Turning Point: Lydia Cocciolone

I didn’t know why my dad liked that movie so much — I knew he had a strong connection to it though. As a ten-year-old I thought “Big Fish” was a decent film. It didn’t stand out to me; I didn’t get why my dad felt so emotional when he watched it. Sometimes he and I struggled to understand each other — much like the father and his son in the movie — but after learning more about how his identity is made up, I began to get a better picture of who he was. He shared more of his stories and I finally understood his connection to this movie. He relates to the big fish in the “Big Fish” because he has so much to share. This movie made it easy for me to see my dad in a new light.