I can’t shake the fact that there is something very pompous about Steven Spielberg making a fictional movie about his real life. It does not help that I first herd of this film after watching a documentary on HBO called Spielberg in which Steve and his family tell the same story as the Fabelmans. It’s not like the movie Crooklyn which is a Spike Lee joint about Spike Lee and his family. I think it hits me as arrogant because we know from the jump Sammy Fabelman is Spielberg cause from the jump its all about Sammy making films.It’s a great movie for artist because it’s all about the love of the art and your wiliness to sacrifice for that art. It’s also for those who are stuck or feel stuck because they feel unable to truly express themselves. A fantastic coming of Age story about a man who could not do anything else but follow his dreams.It makes you wonder weather Spielberg’s upbringing was that interesting or is Spielberg soooo good at telling a story that he could make anyone’s life look interesting? A little bit of both but with his streak of great stories including this one I have to lean or towards the latter.
Stars : Michelle Williams, Gabriel LaBelle, Paul Dano, Michelle Williams, Gabriel LaBelle, Paul Dano
Genre : Drama