Young Sammy Fabelman falls in love with movies after his parents take him to see ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’. Armed with a camera, Sammy starts to make his own films at home, much to the delight of his supportive mother.
‘The Fabelmans’ never seems self-serving. It's a humble self-portrait, and the humility is most welcome.
Viewers expecting a stirring childhood memoir about the power of cinema may be surprised at how bittersweet and raw the story actually is. But that vulnerability is what makes the film a triumph.