That's What I Am (2011)

That's What I Am (2011)

Director Michael Pavone

Writer Michael Pavone

Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance

Year 2011

Actors Ed Harris, Chase Ellison, Molly Parker, Daniel Roebuck

IMDB : 7.1 (9,172 votes)


Description 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.


  • muskan chouhan 2017-03-14 02:32:10
    To anyone reading hope u have good day
  • Pilot 7274 2017-02-23 18:10:49
    Radio: the prequel
  • Teil sullivan 2017-02-21 13:17:15
    you know its real when the trailer makes you cry
  • GarthanSaal444 2017-02-12 03:19:24
    Fuck 8th grade. It was the 2nd worst year of my life. 9th was the worst, and I'm 49.
  • koriethegiraffe 2017-01-23 20:49:15
    omg its that little girl from bridesmaids that she fights with in the jewelry store lol
  • Percabeth Everdeen-Potter 2017-01-08 03:48:51
    I LOVE this movie!
  • muskan chouhan 2017-01-07 22:37:13
    Anyone else gonna watch this for Randy Orton? Cause I am
  • Sahra Hirsi 2016-12-31 18:31:13
  • Jayshanti Simmoms 2016-12-26 17:57:31
    Loved it.
  • HELL Beside YOU 2016-12-09 14:28:16
    im an alien " thats what i am"
  • Kaya Bozinovic 2016-12-06 05:19:19
    What was the rumor?? I'm intrigued but too lazy to watch it.
  • raghood alqaisi 2016-11-06 15:02:30
    I'm hungry that's what I am
  • prashanth pyro 2016-10-10 19:58:29
    now this has a story
  • Elena Kendrick 2016-10-02 20:15:13
    Just saw this on Netflix, it's so good.
  • mastershakeme 2016-09-23 05:17:24
    This looks pretty good. I just don't like the mom's response to 'why did god make him different so everybody makes fun of him?' 'well maybe god didn't see anything wrong with him to begin with!' Lovely. How fucking sweet. If you've been bullied, that's the LAMEST ANSWER I'VE EVER HEARD! Still looks good, i want to watch it
  • morena 2016-09-13 20:00:18
  • percumi 2016-09-10 23:03:15
    This movie is the reason why movies were invented. It shows a common particular situation as an example for the rest. It's a pity that the 8 grade students get it only after years.
  • KanzukiTM 2016-09-07 09:28:04
    This is the only good WWE Studios movie imo.
  • Emily Hope 2016-08-24 19:17:30
    Not cliche at all.
  • sboh B-boy 2016-08-24 15:42:13
    best movie ever!

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