Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

They say: Finney’s dying, but his tall stories continue to frustrate his son (Crudup), who’s desperate to know the truth about the old man’s life. Cue flashbacks where McGregor – as the codger in his younger days – meets a whole host of bizarre fairy tale folk.

We say: Forrest Gump with a bit of Gulliver’s Travels. Uplifting entertainment.

Best bit: One of the most brilliantly surreal final scenes you’ll ever see. Oscars ahoy!