That’s What I Am (2011) Film Review



Andy is 12-years-old in 1965. He is dealing with bullying, rumours, girls and the natural hierarchy of the schoolyard.  And 101 minutes later, he comes through, wiser for it all.

I’m not quite sure why this film exists. I’m not saying it’s a terrible film, but if you want to watch a coming-of-age story from the 60s, watch Stand By Me. If you want greater depth, watch The Wonder Years. That’s What I Am doesn’t bring anything new to this genre, and it’s not that flash.