Dear Steven Spielberg
I love your movies sir and your reputation as a filmmaker is impeccable. The Fabelmans is your semi-autobiographical salute to your family, your youth, and to the love of film. We watch Sammy Fabelman (you) grow from odd kid to odd youth, to an odd, enthusiastic creative young man. Your young man self well played by Gabriel LaBelle realizes he has the touch, the eye, the magic to make films. With your eye behind the lens and the film churning, you can watch via your home films, the dissolution of your parents marriage. Your beloved father Burt (a superb Paul Dano) has worked hard. He loves you and the family and his quiet genius has perhaps missed some clues in regards to his wife.
The creative bubbly mother, Mitzi (a glowing wistful Michelle Williams) is your muse. She can clown and she can collapse. And there's just a little something about "Uncle Bennie" (Seth Rogen) that doesn't seem quite right.
I liked The Fabelmans. The acting was great, the filmmaking solid (duh, you are Steven Spielberg after all), and it was a good ode to the magic of cinema.
However, one complaint. Edit. Edit. Edit. This movie was too long. We did not need 2-1/2 hours. Tighten things up sir.
Thanks for this Joanne - one I can miss ... cheers HilaryReplyDelete
Decent film. Just too long. If streaming, split between a few nightsDelete
Have a good weekend