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That's What I Am (2011)

 -  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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The movie opens on May 17, 1965 (date seen on classroom chalkboard). Andy later enters his living room at home where his mom is watching a news report on TV about the war in Vietnam. The reporter's voice (sounds like Walter Cronkite) is clearly heard narrating a retrospective of the events of the Tet Offensive that began in January 1968, and the Battle of Khe Sanh that ended in July 1968. See more »

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Narrator: She turned what might have been a scarring boyhood memory into the sweetest of recollections, and for that I would always be grateful.
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During the credits photos from the Eagles yearbook are accompanied by a brief description of the future of the main characters. See more »

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Stars And Stripes Forever
Written by John Philip Sousa
Performed by United States Marine Band
Courtesy of Audiosocket & ARTS Productions
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28 May 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Well i guess if you continue doing something eventually you will get better at it. Now i don't know if its either the cast hired on here or the WWE writers like i said are just getting better at it? Needless to say it was the best movie i have seen by the WWE as of yet. Actually it should be one i would suggest school's to acquire a copy of to show to their different class full of children as its portrays a great message on how to handle certain topics that unfortunately rear their ugly heads from time and time again. Homosexuality, bully ism and all prejudice against them. Now myself being a huge fan of the WWE's wrestling end of things i was brilliantly surprised by Randy Orton's role in this (even though if it is 5-10mins in total) film. I have seen Dwayne Johnson in the WWE's first feature Walking Tall, I even gave Cena a bit of credit for last year's Legendary but just watching Orton on screen and he just looked so natural doing it. I know there is a certain amount of acting in wrestling however they are not the best of actors however Randy seems like if he wanted to seriously think of another career if he ever got seriously injured he could quite definitely rely on acting to foot the bills. After some school bullies cannot get to their intended targets in school they take it upon themselves and make a compliant to their parents about the sexuality of their teacher Mr. Simon (Ed Harris) this causes a a parent in general who is much like his son to complain to the principal. So as you see the storyline just doesn't sit with the kids as the adults get a learning lesson throughout as well. Good family sit down movie!


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