That's What I Am

Movie review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Message movie about tolerance has a few mature themes.

PG 2011 101 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 14+

Too much focus on homosexual tolerance

Thought this was going to be a good movie about tolerance, namely re: differences people can’t change/control - physical traits, etc. - with a focus on the children characters. It became evident pretty quickly that this is just another movie to push normalizing homosexuality. I waited for the focus to return to the red-haired boy character, but it was pretty clear after a good 20 minutes the focus was going to be on the allegedly gay teacher. I wouldn’t have been bothered at all if it were included as one of many issues re: tolerance, but it became the sole focus of the movie. Why can’t they make movies without agendas anymore?
age 12+

10 year old wasn't ready for this

We chose this movie for family movie night due to the PG rating. Our daughter (who just turned 10) recently wrote an essay about bullying so we thought she would be okay with the theme. We ended up having to turn the movie off because she got so upset. She was especially bothered by the imagery of the girl being hurt by a bully and the intolerance of the bully's father toward someone who is rumored to be homosexual. She is a pretty sensitive girl but I would recommend waiting until age 12 or 13.

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