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 ›
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
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 on February 27, 2014 by Paul A. Powell
Fourteen-year-old Adam Farmer is on a journey to visit his hospitalized father. During his journey by bicycle, he travels through inclement weather, deals with bullies and assorted... Read morePublished on June 2, 2013 by Sandra
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
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
I have been looking for a copy of the VHS version of I am the Cheese novel for several years. I not only found it; I found it in excellent condition at a reasonable price. Read morePublished on September 3, 2005 by Donald E. Campese
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