I disliked Big Fish, too, but I wouldn’t call it ‘crud’ (Or ‘Enthralling,’ actually)

Billy Crudup, who starred in Big Fish, has managed to make crud enthralling.”
Unabashed Stars Break the Shackles of the Name Game, by Virginia (insert your own lame joke about my last name) Heffernan, The New York Times, Feb. 27, 2004.