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The screwball is pitched It flies from the pitchers hand like a miniature comet whose balance has been thrown off Curving twisting the balls course and target change without warning No one knows where the ball will strike Such is the case with the screwball style of comedic motion pictures This also happens to be the case with one screwball comedy Big Fast-paced funny and a tad screwy Big is a comedy dealing the differences in age groups and what it means when one is forced to grow up too early Much as It Happened One Night dealt with the mannerisms and oddities of the American class system Big deals with the mannerisms and oddities of Americas youths and grown ups Each generation is portrayed in a unique way The youths of the film are seen as freer and more interested in fun and games than their older counterparts Whereas the children seem more open and adaptable to change one adult in particular is entirely unable to accept even the slightest difference in his usual routine He is unable to accept Joshs rise up the corporate ladder and subsequent popularity Even the way they appear physically points to the idea that adults are cold and uncaring Susan Joshs soon-to-be girlfriend is at first seen as a very stiff emotionless woman who smokes and wears her hair pulled tight back Although some adults are stuck being as they are unable to change two characters are lucky enough to be able to grasp on to a part of their inner-youths MacMillon and Susan both undergo a transformation upon Joshs arrival In the case of MacMillon his transformation was already underway when he met Josh However the old mans introduction to the boy-trapped-in-a-mans-body only pushed him further along to finding his inner-youth The scene in the toy store proves this In what has become a famous scene in motion pictures Josh and MacMillon showoff their musical prowess on
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