After premiering yesterday at the Toronto International Film Festival, Universal has dropped the trailer for Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated new film “The Fabelmans”. First reactions to the movie have called it a bonafide frontrunner for Best Picture at the upcoming Academy Awards. I certainly wouldn’t say that without seeing it, but the trailer itself features a lot of things Academy voters love. And it features a lot of things I love as well.
“The Fabelmans” is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama about Spielberg’s childhood that sees the esteemed co-writer/director not only reflecting on his family but showing the birth of his love for filmmaking. The film stars Michelle Williams and Paul Dano as Mitzi and Burt Fabelman, a working couple raising their family in Arizona. Gabriel LaBelle plays their eldest son Sammy, a bright-eyed aspiring filmmaking (guess who his character represents). There’s no denying Spielberg’s personal touch, and his sincerity and warmth oozes from every frame of the trailer. I can’t wait to see this.
“The Fabelmans” hits select theaters November 11th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.
In general I don’t like children in movies, and even more so in Spielberg movies. So a nostalgic look back at his childhood, just no appeal to me.
I’ve been frustrated with some of his handling of children in his movies too. But I really do like the look of this. And I may be wrong, but this actually looks like a child character who may offer something his other characters haven’t. Fingers crossed.
I checked for the release date on IMDB and I see this is 150 minutes long, whew. (11/23 by the way)
Yep it’s a long one. And the November 11th is for select theaters. Not sure if they’ve announced them yet. Hope we’re one on them.
This sounds and looks like a pass for me.
I can understand that. I am really excited. I do like Spielberg and I do enjoy movies about movie-making.
Well, I can’t wait to see it!
I’m so with you. I think this is going to be a big player at the Oscars.
I saw this trailer earlier today and… man, I got a bit emotional in what I was watching. I think this will be the first Spielberg film I will see ever since… that film we refuse to acknowledge involving aliens and monkeys.
I’ve watched it several times and felt that same emotional tug that you’re talking about.
Pass, I’m celebrating Scooby-Doo’s 53rd birthday.
Has Spielberg resorted to navel gazing à la Branagh & Belfast? I’m in anyways!
Ooooh I hope he has, especially considering my unfiltered adoration for Belfast!😂😂😂
Feels like Spielberg is trying to immortalize himself, and why not, I guess. I will see it but only after release to DVD or streaming.
I don’t know. There seems to be a lot of filmmakers reflecting on their childhood all of a sudden. Alfonso Cuaron, Kenneth Branagh, James Gray, and now Steven Spielberg.
I was so disappointed by this film. I found it really boring and thought Michelle Williams massively overacted her part.
I liked the film overall, but I sooo agree with you on Williams. I was not onboard with her performance at all.