The Fabelmans is a 2022 American coming-of-age drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay he co-wrote with Tony Kushner (who also produced the film). It is a semi-autobiography loosely based on Spielberg's early life, as told through an original story of the fictional Sammy Fabelman, a young aspiring filmmaker. The film stars Gabriel LaBelle as Sammy, with Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, and Judd Hirsch in supporting roles. The film is dedicated to the memories of Spielberg's real-life parents Arnold Spielberg and Leah Adler.The Fabelmans had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2022, where it won the People's Choice Award. The film is scheduled for a limited theatrical release in the United States on November 11, 2022, before expanding wide on November 23, 2022, by Universal Pictures.
The Fabelmans received widespread critical acclaim, with reviewers praising the performances of its cast (in particular of LaBelle, Williams, Dano and Hirsch), along with Spielberg's direction, screenplay, cinematography, and musical score.