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That's What I Am (2011)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  29 April 2011 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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 ... Written by Anonymous

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I'm a Teacher. I'm a Singer. I'm a Writer.

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Rated PG for thematic material throughout, language and some bullying | See all certifications »

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Randy Orton's film debut. See more »

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(at around 1h 30 mins) When Andy is headed to Mr. Simon's house, a white 90s Lincoln Town Car can been seen in the background. See more »

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Mr. Clear: You know, it's funny, I... I've been watching you deliver your papers there and, uh... You've got a hell of an arm, by the way, kid.
Andy Nichol: Thank you.
Mr. Clear: But somehow you just seem to hit everybody's porch but mine. You got any theories on that?
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Teach Your Children
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this is an AWESOME movie, and that's what it is.!
14 October 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

i really cannot keep myself away from writing review here. this is one of a very few films that i would like to save it in my treasure box. every single character portrayed in this film are well played and lived up to their role. i really liked all the characters of this movie. i never liked almost all the characters in any movie before. my favorite character in this movie is obviously 'Mr.Simon'. there are many reasons why i like his character. the main reason is, i had an English teacher, who was very brilliant and every single student liked her. when 'Mr.Simon' said "i guess i just don't know how my private life has any bearing on my ability as a teacher" i couldn't help relating it to the situation my teacher had to face.. and other characters like 'Andy' 'Big G' 'Norman' every single character are very real.. which explains that it is a true story. The father son relationship between Andy and his dad was really good, which almost happens in every family. and the love story which runs in the movie between Andy and Mary is really lovable. the relationship between a teacher and a student is what attracted me the most. they say a teacher knows about a child better then its parents. it is very true. i witnessed it in this movie.. i really really liked this movie.

i believe every student, teacher and parents should watch this movie. it is a family movie with a story (a real story of course).!

a very beautiful movie with a wonderful cast and their amazing performance. i really couldn't find out any flaw in this movie.

so, "it is an AWESOME movie, and that's what it is.!"


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