That's What I Am

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,400Details
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Synopsis

Set in California against the backdrop of the mid-sixties, That's What I Am is a coming-of-age story that follows 12-year-old Andy Nichol, 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, pairs Andy with the school's biggest outcast and social pariah, Stanley aka "Big G", on a critical school 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. After a dramatic incident in the schoolyard, teachers and parents rethink their roles in school and society. Principal Kelner suspends a school bully for brutally beating up a female classmate. The vindictive father of the bully makes Mr. Simon the target of a malicious rumor about his sexuality, causing Mr. Simon to question his calling as an educator and mentor to his students. When Andy watches "Big G" fearlessly confront the school bully about the incident, a series of events are triggered. Much to Andy's surprise, he learns that "Big G" is a brilliant, kind, tolerant human being, who as more dignity than anyone Andy has ever encountered. Big G personifies Mr. Simon's four word answer on how to obtain world peace: HUMAN DIGNITY + COMPASSION = PEACE.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
60% - Fresh
Audience
68% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: April 29th, 2011 (Limited) by Samuel Goldwyn Films
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material throughout, language and some bullying.
(Rating bulletin 2143, 10/20/2010)
Keywords: LGBT, Voiceover/Narration, Writing and Writers, Inspirational Teacher, Bullies, Coming of Age
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: WWE Studios

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Cast

Ed Harris    Mr. Simon
Chase Ellison    Andy Nichol
Molly Parker    Sherri
Daniel Roebuck    Jim
Randy Orton    Ed Freel
Daniel Yelsky    Norman
Alexander Walters    Stanley aka Big G
Mia Rose Frampton    Mary Clear
Amy Madigan    Principal Kelner

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Mike Pavone
Screenwriter    Mike Pavone
Producer    Denise Chamian
Line Producer    Todd Lewis
Production Manager    Todd Lewis
Cinematographer    Kenneth Zunder
Production Designer    Raymond Pumilia
Costume Designer    Claire Breaux

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/29 80 $6,400   10 $640   $6,400 3

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