That's What I Am
- 1 hr 41 min
“That’s What I Am” is a movie inspired by true events. The year is 1965 and Andy Nichols is a 13 year old eighth grader in junior high school. To his demise, he has been paired with Big G the school outcast to complete an English class project. Andy may not have been the most popular kid in school, but he at least tried to stay under the radar from the school bully. Big G, whose real name is Stanley, is a tall kid with ginger hair with big ears who is one of the bully’s daily target. Andy is faced with various obstacles of manhood, friendship, human dignity and prejudice. Throughout his journey he narrates his thoughts and revelations. He provides deep insight into what a junior high school kid may be faced with even today. To his surprise, Big G becomes an inspiration and Mr. Simon who paired them together becomes his biggest role model. In the end, Andy identifies with who he is and who he wants to become.