Wednesday night, December 28, Sharon and I watched The Fabelmans. This is part of our annual odyssey to watch the potential Oscar Best Picture candidates. Goldderby.com currently has the film as one of the favorites to win the Best Picture Oscar.
The Fabelmans is a coming-of-age drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and written and produced by Tony Kushner and Spielberg. It is a semi-autobiographical story loosely based on Spielberg's adolescence and first years as a filmmaker. The film is dedicated to the memories of Spielberg's real-life parents Leah Adler and Arnold Spielberg, who died in 2017 and 2020, respectively.
It is told through the eyes of the fictional Sammy Fabelman. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Gabriel LaBelle as Sammy, with Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, and Judd Hirsch in supporting roles.
Unlike a number of the potential Best Picture nominees that we have seen recently, both Sharon and I enjoyed this movie. It is a solid story. I was particularly fascinated because it is autobiographical. Michele Williams does a very good job as the mother. I expect that the picture and Williams performance will get Oscar nominations.