I Am the Cheese
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When it showed up, I took the TV and the VCR and set them up in my bedroom and sat on my bed in the corner to watch it. This was such a personal story to me, I wasn't going to share that first watching with anyone. It was...very very well done. The story has changed slightly from the book, especially the parts with Amy, but I was glad to see them. I'd have loved it being just like the book, of course, but the changes made, kind of give Adam an "adolescent growing up" feel. The soundtrack is very subdued, but perfect. Violin, Oboe, Cello, I'm not sure which is used, but it's about the only instrument used through much of the film, and it really adds that touch of loneliness, of being so alone, especially on Adam's bike ride. There's a bit of music that plays at times throughout that mimics part of "The Farmer in the Dell" that has stayed with me all these years, as Adam, eternally riding his father's bike on that lonely ride to Monument in my head. They both play together in my mind.
Robert MacNaughton, who played Elliot's older brother in "E.T.Read more ›
This movie was made in 1983, and it is dated. The color is a bit faded, and the sound quality is not up to today's standards. However, it is well worth ignoring these simple realities. There is an excellent movie here.
I had read this psychological thriller by Robert Cormier. I was very eager to see the movie, because I could not imagine how the producer and director would portray the essence of this book and maintain the secret significance of the plot. This film did not disappoint me. Powerfully done, it delivered Cormier's message with a punch!
I have also known many girls in High School just like Amy Hertz who treated me about the same as she did Adam.
This movie for some reason more than others has impacted me made me look a things differently than I would have otherwise.
The lower quality audio, the dated film grain and the obvious 80s look of the film actually give it some charm.
The Vermont scenery is beautiful. You can almost taste the humidity in the air and the constant light rain that accompanies that part of the country.
You can really feel the confusion in Adam.
That all being said, this is not a movie that you want to watch at a big get together or give as a gift to your mother on Mother's day but a good movie to watch when you are sick or when there quiet Saturday night when you are by yourself or just you and your significant other. Something that really makes you think and rethink.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great movie, one of my all-time favorites. I was so looking forward to seeing it on DVD. Unfortunately, it's a disaster of a product. The print is TERRIBLE. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Thinkbolt
I first encountered this title as a book by Robert Cormier. As always, it is difficult to translate a book into a movie, but the producers did an excellent job considering the... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Paul A. Powell
This is a wonderful, warm, tender film that is very enjoyable. Filmed in the early 80's, it's pacing may seem slow at times compared to the ultra-sleek, CGI rehashes being... Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by H.B.
Robert MacNaughton brings considerable charm and integrity to the role of a nerdy, geeky teen with issues. Read morePublished on July 5, 2012 by James S. Eisenberg
I have always loved this book. It was the first book I read as a child that made me want to read it again and again. Read morePublished on February 24, 2012 by rpixiesticks
Robert McNaughton does a nice job here as Adam, a young man trying to unlock secrets of his past which are locked away inside his own mind. Read morePublished on December 15, 2009 by Viva
This is one of my favorite movies. I dont understand why it is so expensive and so hard to find I have an old VHS version I bought for $5. Read morePublished on October 13, 2007 by Puxmin49
I thought this movie portrayed the book very well. I would still HIGHLY recommend reading the book though before you watch the movie or you will feel "lost".Published on February 8, 2007 by Katie
This film is hard to follow. It keeps jumping back and forth in time and from scene to scene. It has some interesting segments, but it wasn't put together too well... Read morePublished on August 16, 2006 by J. McAndrew
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