The film received high praise from experts and won at the 2023 Golden Globe.
The Fabelmans, directed by Steven Spielberg, won Best Picture at the 2023 Golden Globes taking place in the US on January 11, 2023. Overcoming many other “heavyweight” competitors such as Avatar: The Way of the Water, Elvis, Tar and Top Gun: Maverick, the film brought the third Golden Globe award in the career of the talented director.
Avatar 2 had to give way at this year’s Golden Globes
Instead, director Steven Spielberg won the 3rd Golden Globe award for Best Motion Picture Drama, which went to “The Fabelmans”.
Winning the award for Best Motion Picture Drama, how great is The Fabelmans that surpasses Avatar 2? It can be said that this is a work with many genuine and profound emotions in the filmmaking career of director Steven Spielberg – who made the success of Jurassic Park, Jaws of Sharks, ET aliens. .. With commercial movies, he is the one who gave birth to the term “blockbuster”, and is also one of the most powerful producers and directors in Hollywood.
When people often think that nostalgic movies are no longer the trend, Steven Spielberg proves otherwise. The Fabelman family is inspired by his own childhood, who grew up in the post-World War II era. So the film is like an autobiography of himself. Most of the situations in the film coincide with many real-life events of Steven Spielberg.
The Fabelman family was inspired by the life of director Steven Spielberg
The film revolves around a 7-year-old boy Sammy Fabelman (Mateo Zoryna Francis-Deford). As a child, he was persuaded by his parents to go to the cinema to see his first movie. From a boy afraid of the dark, or having nightmares, Sammy was attracted to the movie he watched and couldn’t stop thinking about it. Since then, he was curious about how to make a movie. Turning that hobby into a passion to pursue changed Sammy’s life. Family relationships, differences in views of parents or those around them all affect Sammy.
While his father, Burt (Paul Dano), a computer engineer, wants to explain to Sammy the filmmaking process in a logical way, his mother Mitzi (Michelle Williams), a pianist, talks about the movie making. Photos make everything come true. Mom was also the one who supported and helped Sammy create the first movie.
From the process of making the first film to the later footage, all experienced different emotions of Sammy. The young man aspires to be a filmmaker when he reaches his teens but soon discovers a heartbreaking family secret. He discovers how powerful movies can help him see the truth.
Seven-year-old Sammy Fabelman and his journey to his passion for filmmaking
Through the Fabelman Family, the director gives viewers an authentic feel and a close look at the life of a filmmaker. Therefore, the work is not only a beautiful film but also a place for director Steven Spielberg to open his heart.
Trailer for the movie Fabelman’s Family
On IMDb, the film scored 7.7/10, starring Gabriel LaBelle, Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Mateo Zoryan… On the leaderboard, the crew had 179 nominations. and won 20 at the awards. In a review by Variety, film critic Peter Debruge wrote of the film praising the film: “The master of the entertainment genre becomes fully personal in this 150-minute self-portrait that earns homage. , love for the complicated relationship of family members”.
The film received high praise from experts
The Fabelmas had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2022. Here the film won the award voted by the audience. When it officially premiered in November, the film received critical acclaim for the director’s talent, the excellence of the script, the cinematography, the music, and the acting of the cast. The American Film Institute voted the film in the Top 10 best movies of 2022. However, the box office of the film was terrible when it only earned 16.4 million USD while the budget was 40 million USD. This is the worst box office performance ever for a Steven Spielberg film. In addition, the Golden Globe Award, which is evaluated for entertainment films more than academic films, the fact that The Fabelmas surpassed Avatar 2 or other box office “blockbusters” in 2022 has caused a lot of controversy. essay.