10 Movies Way Freakier Than You Thought

8. Susan's Life Is Totally Ruined - Big

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Big is one of Tom Hanks' most beloved movies, where he plays Josh Baskin, a 12-year-old boy who manages to wish himself into the body of his older adult self.

It's not exactly a secret that the movie harbours a rather unsettling undercurrent, albeit one which is nevertheless glossed over by most of its fans.

We're of course talking about the romance between Josh and the adult Susan Lawrence (Elizabeth Perkins), which from Susan's perspective is an entirely normal, health relationship with an age-appropriate man.

But at the end of the film, Susan learns the truth, that she's effectively been having sex with a man who possesses the mind of a 12-year-old boy.

Susan is obviously totally blameless in this, and the final moments of the film make it subtly clear that she's been majorly traumatised by the entire escapade.

For starters, she's madly in love with a man who turned out to be something else entirely, and there's absolutely no way for her to confide this in anyone without looking totally insane.

Worse still, it's painfully clear in her final goodbye with Josh that she's unable to let go of the relationship, as she not-so-jokingly suggests that he look her up in a decade.

Though the film tries to frame it as a bittersweet farewell, it's clear that there's a far greater damage going on beneath the surface here.


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