“Movies are dreams that you never forget. ” – Mitzi Fabelman
Number of Times Seen – 1 (26 Nov 2022)
Brief Synopsis – A young boy’s fascination with moviemaking is inspired by everything going on around him.
My Take on it – This is a film that I’ve wanted to see ever since I first heard about a few months ago and it truly is everything it is hyped up to be.
Steven Spielberg gives viewers a very candid look at his childhood in this semi-autobiographical film that chronicles his life from age 6 until 18.
As a fan of movies, watching this story play out is quite fascinating because we can learn so much about the influences that helped make Spielberg who he became.
The story is very open about the ups and downs in life, and that helps keep things so mesmerizing to watch.
They do a wonderful job showing how both small and significant people in his life inspired him to greatness by both their actions and inactions along the way.
The climax of the film is done amazingly and it finds a way to give the character a stamp of approval from one of the most unexpected sources that he meets in his journey through life as he aspires to become a director.
How much of this movie’s story is fact and how much is fiction is anyone’s guess since certain aspects can fall into both categories, but in the end, it doesn’t matter because the story, as it is, seems near perfect and I, for one hope this film will garner many award nominations this year and win some of the bigger ones.
It truly is that amazing to watch and I can’t wait to see it again soon.
Highly Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film’s development goes back to 1999, when Steven Spielberg considered directing a film about his childhood for some time, with its initial incarnation being titled “I’ll Be Home”. It would have been directed from a screenplay written by his sister Anne Spielberg (who inspired the character of Reggie Fabelman in this film). (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10)
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