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That's What I Am (2011)

That's What I Am

Overview


Genre

Drama, Family

Release Date

April 29, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG

Duration

101 min.

Studio

World Wrestling Entertainment

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Mike Pavone

Producer

Mike Pavone, Denise Chamian

Screenwriter

Mike Pavone

Starring

  • Randy Orton as Ed Freel
  • Ed Harris as Mr. Simon
  • Amy Madigan
  • Chase Ellison
  • Daniel Roebuck
  • Molly Parker
  • Mia Rose Frampton

Story


Set during the mid-1960s, about a bright 12-year-old boy whose English teacher (Harris) pairs him up on a project with the school's biggest outcast and social pariah, Stanley ("Big Red"). When Andy watches Stanley fearlessly confront a school bully, a series of events is unleashed that changes the lives of the boys and their teacher. Madigan will play the school's principal, while Orton portrays the father of the bully who campaigns to get the teacher fired.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..completely belies its rowdy imprimatur..”
by Gary Goldstein [LA Times]
“..agreeable, uplifting and earnest almost to a fault..”
by Lael Loewenstein [Variety]
“..a "Flipped" style period piece..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]