That's What I Am (2011)

That's What I Am (2011)

GENRESComedy,Drama,Romance
LANGEnglish
ACTOR
Ed HarrisChase EllisonMolly ParkerDaniel Roebuck
DIRECTOR
Michael Pavone

SYNOPSICS

That's What I Am (2011) is a English movie. Michael Pavone has directed this movie. Ed Harris,Chase Ellison,Molly Parker,Daniel Roebuck are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2011. That's What I Am (2011) is considered one of the best Comedy,Drama,Romance movie in India and around the world.

A coming-of-age story set in 1965 that follows 12-year-old Andy Nichol (Chase Ellison), a bright student who, like most kids his age, will do anything to avoid conflict for fear of suffering overwhelming ridicule and punishment from his junior high school peers. Everyone's favorite teacher, Mr. Simon (Ed Harris), pairs Andy with the school's biggest outcast and social pariah, Stanley, aka "Big G" (Alexander Walters), on a critical term project. Sporting thick orange hair, a head too big for his body and ears too big for his head, "Big G" has been the object of ridicule since grade school. Before long, Andy will learn that there was truly a method behind Mr. Simon's madness as to why he teamed these two up. As the story unfolds, Mr. Simon finds himself the target of a malicious rumor after Principal Kelner (Amy Madigan) suspends a school bully for brutally beating up a female classmate whom he thinks has "cooties." When Andy watches "Big G" fearlessly confront the school bully, a ...

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That's What I Am (2011) Reviews

  • It's a great and touching movie!

    bergenlive2012-09-04

    This is a type of a movie where you don't realize how great it is until the ending scene. No matter how movies like this one ends you'll end up crying(or not) because you feel as if you actually were with them trough all that happened. It doesn't matter if the movie has a happy or sad ending, you'll just be touched with the ending anyway! It shows a classic example of American schools in the 1950s. We follow the story of the school boy Andy who's assigned to write a report with the biggest victim of bullying in school. Believing that he'll just have to finish the report and then be done with even talking to the loser, he ends up learning a lesson of a lifetime. The movie is about finding out who you are and accepting who others are. It's about school, friendship and falling in love at a young age.

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  • Teaching tolerance and loving one's self in a realistic, mature way

    napierslogs2011-05-16

    Human Dignity + Compassion = PEACE. That's Mr. Simon's (Ed Harris) award-winning four-word solution to world peace. Unfortunately, children are cruel, and there isn't even peace in his 1965 junior high classroom. "That's What I Am" is narrated by an adult Andy Nichol, who, as an awkward 13 year-old is popular enough that he gets bypassed by the bullies but he wouldn't want to jeopardize that by socializing with the outcasts. This is just a coming-of-age story, but it's personal, based on a true story, and completely realistic that the lessons are meaningful, not corny. This isn't just about teenagers struggling with the awkward phases of life, or about playing up bullying for laughs, there are serious undertones to the maliciousness of kids. And it's all too real. Mr. Simon is the best teacher in the state of California (and there are awards to prove it). He does what he can to bring peace to the world. He pairs up Andy with Big G, the tall, skinny red-head who gets tormented each day. Big G, however, doesn't let that get to him. That doesn't deter the bullies, but Big G has an inner strength that allows him to stay true to himself. Andy is inspired by that. And so am I. It tries to teach tolerance and being true to one's self, but does so through a beautifully-told, coming-of-age story that is more adult in nature than juvenile. The events that occurred were real, and had serious implications to the well-being of society. It has taken society a lot longer to be tolerant than we would like; "That's What I Am" doesn't trivialize it but focuses on the personal, positive resolutions that the good characters come to. It's real, but we also get to see the Andys of the world get the girl. I like that kind of world.

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  • Recommended Uplifting Fare

    kwatinetz2011-05-02

    what a refreshing film! though of course somewhat derivative (what schoolteacher drama is not these days!?) That's What I Am still manages to surprise and even delight in moments. I wandered into the Quad cinema looking for whatever was playing on a Sun afternoon, so expectations were very low, and I had not heard of this film--upon seeing the poster almost decided to read a book instead. but I went in, and very glad that I did. Ed harris is fantastic as the teacher we all wished we had. But the conflict of the story does not end in some far fetched deus ex machina, and yet...it paints a redeeming picture of humanity despite an equally visible and counter-vailing reality of distrust and salem witch hunting. I would recommend this for all ages (middle school and up) and think you will find it to be a very rewarding way to spend a couple of hours. I hope this film goes forward so more can see it.

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  • Absolutely .......... Brilliant !

    kurtlazio2011-06-03

    Wow ! What a movie . Saw it on DVD only because Ed Harris stars in it. I am very fussy about these sorts of films concerning teenagers , but when one great actor stars in this kind of film , I always have a look. And thank God Ed Harris starred in this movie. His performance was wonderful ..... definitely Oscar-Worthy . No , I am not kidding , it is great . This movie is underrated , it should have higher ratings , and more exposure. I am not saying that the young actors did not do a good job , but Ed Harris' experience akes this movie far more realistic and enjoyable. This movie concerns the theme of bullying and rumors . These affect people's lives . The message that this films wants to give us , suits everyone , both children and adults. This is one little gem of a film ... great story and acting . I recommend everyone to see it. It is absolutely brilliant. 9/10

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  • Well made thought provoking coming of age family film

    porschemph2012-04-16

    Great performances by Ed Harris and entire cast that she'd light on bullying and growing up as a kid..Molly Parker really stole our hearts throughout the engaging and warm movie. And McG with his akwardness and charismatic ways had us on his side the entire film. Truly a well made film by WWE and they should make more films like this as opposed to their lesser Genre's. Remarkably made and great ending .Overall this motion picture had a very thought provoking message. I especially like the ending credits of where they are all now and by the way the Swedish Supermodel Yvette is the Famous model Yvette Rachelle. I highly recommend this movie for all ages as it has a great lesson to be learned by folks of all ages.

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