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      That's What I Am

      PG Released Apr 29, 2011 1 hr. 41 min. Comedy Drama List
      60% 20 Reviews Tomatometer 68% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score A boy (Chase Ellison) learns about appearances, tolerance and other concepts when his teacher (Ed Harris) pairs him with a misfit student to work on a class project. Read More Read Less

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      isla s This is a bit of a cheesy/cliched film but its quite watchable. Its entertaining and features some decent performances. Its not a brilliant film as such but its not awful either. I wouldn't especially recommend it as such but I wouldn't go out of your way to avoid it either - take that however you like. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member That's What I Am Directed By: Michael Pavone Starring: Ed Harris, Chase Ellison and Molly Parker Plot: 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 series of events are triggered which change the lives of both young men - and their teacher - forever. Much to Andy's surprise, "Big G" is a brilliant, kind, tolerant and decent human being who has more dignity than anyone Andy has ever encountered. Review: This is one of those feel good movies that you should watch with the whole family. It had a Wonder Years feel to it and a great message. Even though this was a direct to DVD film it has the big budget feel and I think you will enjoy it greatly. Rating: 8/10 Recommendation: Rent at Bronco Video or where ever you're able to rent DVDs. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Good movie with randy or ton. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Sappy and overwrought with sentiment. Right up my alley. Ed Harris never disappoints. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Fabulous coming of age story set in 70's. Social issues that are very relevant today. Loved it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member I wasn't expecting much from this movie but it really delivered. Despite its apparent cheese factor, it had an excellent message. It is a good movie to show to children as part of anti-bullying education. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Jesse Cataldo Slant Magazine The latest (and by far most sneaky) attempt to slip one of its wrestlers into multiplexes, WWE Films' That's What I Am is surprisingly low on testosterone. Rated: 1.5/4 May 9, 2011 Full Review Ian Freer Empire Magazine Charming but conventionally plotted, it's a gentle ride that's lit up by compelling turns from Harris and Ellison. Rated: 3/5 May 9, 2011 Full Review Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor Since a large portion of the film is taken up with the theme of school bullying, it may have some contemporary relevance, but good intentions do not always a good movie make. Rated: C Apr 29, 2011 Full Review Roger Moore Tribune News Service The only half-decent picture to come out of World Wrestling Entertainment's years-long experiment with making movies Rated: 2.5/4 Jan 13, 2013 Full Review Carrie R. Wheadon Common Sense Media Message movie about tolerance has a few mature themes. Rated: 3/5 Apr 4, 2012 Full Review Ed Whitfield What Culture That's What I Am isn't a movie, sadly, it's an unreconstructed piece of television and one that's suffused with the values of the US networked shows of yesteryear. Rated: 2/5 Jul 12, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A boy (Chase Ellison) learns about appearances, tolerance and other concepts when his teacher (Ed Harris) pairs him with a misfit student to work on a class project.
      Michael Pavone
      Michael Pavone
      Samuel Goldwyn Company
      Production Co
      WWE Films
      PG (Thematic Material Throughout|Some Bullying|Language)
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 29, 2011, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 27, 2016
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
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