The Golden Globes are approaching and all the films that are nominated have gained significant prestige in Hollywood, both in terms of cinematography and in the very positive reviews that each film has obtained since its premiere. One of the nominated films is The Fabelmans, directed by Steven Spielberg and was released on November 11, 2022. We will tell you why you should watch this film.
What is The Fabelmans about?
The film is set in 1952, Sammy Fabelman, born in Arizona during the World War II era, aspires to become a filmmaker as he reaches the teenage years. He later discovers a shattering family secret and explores how the films can help him seek for the truth.
Sammy is taken by his parents to see his first film. Later Sammy begins filming regularly, involving his younger sisters Reggie, Natalie and Lisa. As a teenager, he continues making films with his friends in a Boy Scout troop, he starts using post-production effects and he earns a badge in photography for this. The Fabelmans take a camping trip with Sammy capturing footage of their vacation, Sammy’s passion for film is not just a hobby.
The Fabelmans’ cast
- Michelle Williams as Mitzi Schildkraut-Fabelman, Sammy’s mother and a skilled pianist
- Paul Dano as Burt Fabelman, Sammy’s father
- Seth Rogen as Bennie Loewy, who is Burt’s co-worker and best friend
- Gabriel LaBelle as Samuel “Sammy” Fabelman, the main character who aspires to become a filmmaker
- Julia Butters as Reggie Fabelman, Sammy’s younger sister
- Keeley Karsten as Natalie Fabelman, Sammy’s second younger sister
- Judd Hirsh as Boris Schildkraut, Sammy’s granduncle
- Jeannie Berlin as Hadassah Fabelman
- Sophia Kopera as Lisa Fabelma, Sammy’s third younger sister
- Robin Bartlett as Tina Schildkraut
- Sam Rechner as Logan Hall
- Oakes Fegley as Chad Tomas
- Chloe East as Monica Sherwood
- Isabelle Kusman as Claudia Denning
The Fabelmans has been a critically acclaimed film, so much so that it has managed to have several Golden Globe nominations. The film has a 91 out of 100 on Rotten Tomatoes. The website’s critics consensus says “Part memoir, part ode to the power of movies, The Fabelmans find Steven Spielberg digging at the family roots that helped him make a beloved filmmaker and proves he hasn’t lost his magic touch”. Metacritic gave the film a score of 84% out of 100%, indicating “Generally favorable reviews”; the website also says it is a must-see film. Lastly, The Fabelmans scored a 7.7 out of 10 in IMDb.
The Fabelmans is available with option to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu, and Google Play.