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'Big' TV remake: Will the man-child comedy come of age?
'Big' TV remake: Will the man-child comedy come of age?

They grow up so fast. "Big," the 1988 comedy starring Tom Hanks as a boy in the body of a 30-year-old man, is just a few years shy of that benchmark age itself. Now comes news that the film has achieved its own mark of maturity: a half-hour TV series, which is being developed by Fox. For many observers, the "Big" adaptation will represent the latest instance of Hollywood cannibalizing existing intellectual property to capitalize on audiences' familiarity with a title. They wouldn't be wrong. That said, the notion of relocating what is perhaps the quintessential man-child comedy to a contemporary setting has some intriguing cultural implications. The...

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