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I Am Michael (2015)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 27 January 2017 (USA)
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Based on the fascinating true-life story of Michael Glatze, a gay activist who becomes a Christian pastor after identifying as a heterosexual.

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Justin Kelly

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Justin Kelly, Stacey Miller (based on an article by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franco ... Michael Glatze
Zachary Quinto ... Bennett
Emma Roberts ... Rebekah Fuller
Charlie Carver ... Tyler
Avan Jogia ... Nico
Daryl Hannah ... Deborah
Lesley Ann Warren ... Susan
Jefferson Mays ... Preacher Teacher
Jan Maxwell ... Coltry
Ahna O'Reilly ... Laura
Nick Rehberger ... Adam
Leven Rambin ... Catherine
Kevin Cahoon ... Peter
Blake Lee ... Benoit Denizet-Lewis
Jacob Loeb ... Teddy
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I AM MICHAEL is the incredible true-life story of Michael Glatze (Franco), a high profile gay youth activist who created a national controversy when he claimed to no longer be gay and became a straight Christian pastor. The film follows Michael from his life in San Francisco with his boyfriend Bennett (Quinto), where he pursues political activism, a journalist career at XY Magazine, social awareness, and sexual exploration, to his days of personal self-discovery. After a traumatic scare, Michael is plagued by doubt and paranoia, and begins a religious reawakening. Michael renounces his gay lifestyle, rejects his friends, and endeavors to find his "true self." He explores Buddhism and Mormonism, yet ultimately lands at a Christian Bible school in rural Wyoming where he meets his girlfriend, Rebekah (Roberts), and becomes the pastor of his own church. This powerful new film captures one man's haunting journey through modern concepts of love, denial and redemption. Written by Brainstorm Media

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One man. Two lives.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts both appear in the FX television show American Horror Story (2011), albeit in different seasons. (Quinto guest-starred in the first and second; Roberts in the third and fourth.) See more »

Quotes

Michael Glatze: Can I buy you a drink?
Tyler: Don't you have a boyfriend?
Michael Glatze: Hmm... he'll think you're cute too.
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Features Jim in Bold (2003) See more »

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All I Want
Performed by Boys Noize featuring Jake Shears
Written by Alexander Ridha (as Boys Noize) & Jake Shears
Produced by Boys Noize (ASCAP)
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Honest Interpretation of a Man's Life, Nothing More
29 December 2016 | by gilmorebj12See all my reviews

While the movie as a movie is just...well...a movie. I have to say after studying up on "Michael" the man himself, it seems to be a pretty honest interpretation of who he is and what he went through. I find it fascinating that people are hating on the actors about being a part of this. It's a movie and it doesn't really promote an agenda one way or the other. It is simply a story about a homosexual man that found God and made the personal decision to walk away from the lifestyle and embrace another. I am curious to see what the LGBT community would have thought about a movie with the opposite plot, a Christian man that walks away from his faith to embrace a homosexual lifestyle. Wouldn't it be "equally" terrible to have someone deny who they "really are" to embrace an opposing lifestyle? It's a decent watch with some good performances by Franco and Quinto (AND PEOPLE REALLY NEED TO GET OFF HIS CASE ABOUT HIM TAKING THIS PART IN THIS FILM). It's like saying that Ian McDirmaid played Emperor Palpatine so he must believe in genocide! Stop being nuts people.


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