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How to Watch The Fabelmans

How to Watch The Fabelmans
It's now available to watch from the comfort of your own home.

If it weren't for the COVID-19 pandemic, Steven Spielberg might not have made The Fabelmans.

"When the pandemic first hit, some of my kids flew in from the East Coast, and they all took up residence in their old bedrooms and Kate [Capshaw, his wife] and I got a lot of our family back," he shared. "It was very disconcerting not to go into work. Directing is a social occupation, and I’m very used to interacting with people every single day. I was not really acclimating to the Zoom world very well. I had a lot of time on my hands. I used to get in my car and drive for hours—all around Los Angeles, up Pacific Coast Highway, over to Calabasas, over near Twentynine Palms. And that gave me more time to think about what was happening in the world."

So, Spielberg continued, "I started thinking, what’s the one story I haven’t told that I’d be really mad at myself if I don’t? It was always the same answer every time: the story of my formative years growing up between 7 and 18."

What resulted is the semi-autobiographical drama The Fabelmans, which stars Gabriel LaBelle as young Sammy Fabelman and Michelle Williams and Paul Dano as his parents, Mitzi and Burt Fabelman. Spielberg dedicated the movie to his parents parents Leah Adler and Arnold Spielberg.

At the 2023 Golden Globe Awards, the film is up for five nominations, including Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Best Director for Spielberg. Here's how you can watch the film:

Where to watch The Fabelmans at home:

The Fabelmans is currently in theaters (find showtimes here), but you can also watch it from the comfort of your own home. Spielberg's film is not currently available on any streaming platform like Netflix, but you can rent or buy the film on most platforms, like Amazon Prime or Apple TV:

Watch on Apple TV

Watch on Prime Video

Watch on YouTube Movies

Watch on Google Play

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Emily Burack (she/her) is the news writer for Town & Country, where she covers entertainment, culture, the royals, and a range of other subjects. Before joining T&C, she was the deputy managing editor at Hey Alma, a Jewish culture site. Follow her @emburack on Twitter and Instagram. 

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