If it's been a few years since you've seen the little-kid-becomes-Tom Hanks movie Big, let's briefly recap: A 13 year-old makes a wish on a Zoltar machine at a carnival to be bigger, and he wakes up in the body of Tom Hanks. He then runs away from home (calling his Mom and saying he's been kidnapped), becomes a big-shot at a toy company, gets a girlfriend, learns valuable life lessons, then at the end gets turned back into a kid again.
The final scene is his adult girlfriend watching the now-young Josh walking away, wearing an adult's business suit.
And that's when things would go to shit. See, the cops are going to have a lot of questions here, and a whole lot of lives are going to get ruined.
5The Adult Josh Baskin is Now Missing
When Josh went back to being a kid again, an adult named Josh Baskin dropped off the face of the earth. This wouldn't be a problem if he was a nobody, but in his short time as an adult, he did quite a lot to get remembered. He leased an apartment, got a job, and then by virtue of his kiddish nature and his skills on the giant piano, he climbed the corporate ladder to an executive-level job in a matter of weeks. He made friends, acquaintances and business contacts along every step of the way.
As far as those people are concerned, he just disappeared, with no warning. Didn't somebody go looking for him? There must have been a police investigation, during which time the cops surely noticed there was already a missing Josh Baskin in the area (a kid) who was reported as found right when the adult Josh Baskin disappeared.
Now, we're not saying they would be able to just put two and two together and decide it was all a magical conspiracy, but it would certainly raise questions. Between looking for the adult Josh and following up with the kid Josh, they'd have to talk to his friends, family, coworkers, etc.
Frankly, his tailor earned some jail time.
In their investigation, they'd definitely notice some weird connections between the two Josh Baskinses; specifically the fact that they both spent all their time hanging out with the same obnoxious ginger kid.
Oh yeah, this doesn't set off any alarm bells.
Which brings us to...