Little Children Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 1086

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 160

Theatrical Release Date: 10/06/2006

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Todd Field

Actors: Patrick Wilson, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Jackie Earle Haley, Noah Emmerich, Phyllis Somerville

Plot: A wife and a husband who have marriages with other people, begin an affair hoping to one day end up with each other when they begin to think deeply about their consequences.

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 03/03/2023

"Little Children" fills your mind like smoke and lingers there, forcing you to break apart its sharply drawn characters and daring inquiries into 21st century American suburbia.

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worleyjamers - wrote on 06/29/2013

For a film that is well over 2 hours in length, Little Children never collapse under the many characters, emotions, and themes it presents. Solid film; well acted. Good lead performances from Winslet (as usual) and Wilson, and some really good supporting roles for Jennifer Connelly and Jackie Earl Haley.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/29/2012

Little Children is a smart drama that presents the interrelationships of a host of broken people. The fractured characters allow for moments of beauty amid the frayed humanity and these moments are made more poignant by stellar acting from Winslet and Wilson. Jackie Earle Haley is insane in a career restarter as a penitent pedophile.

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Verzerrt - wrote on 06/15/2016

Kinder - wie ärgerlich können sie sein, vor allem, wenn sie bereits über 30 Jahre alt sind! Immer noch pubertierende "Youngsters", die nachmittags im Schwimmbad abhängen oder Kunststückchen auf ihrem Skateboard vorführen. "Youngsters" sind aber noch nicht einmal die widerlichsten Figuren in Todd Fields Little Children. Noch schlimmer sind die vordergründig "Erwachsenen", die sich einander genauso verbohrt wie grausam behandeln. Üble Nachrede, eines der Hauptmotive von Little Children. Dabei sind sie alt genug, um es besser zu wissen. Das Problem nur: Sie kennen sich selbst kein Stück! Little Children führt uns nach New England, das uns wie in einem Horrofilm serviert wird. Stagnation und moralische Verrohung liegen so bleischwer wie die heisse Sommerluft über dem Viertel, in …


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Good Suburban Life Drama

Freddie - wrote on 11/23/2008

This is definitely one for the more mature audience. I thought this was a good movie. It had that Desperate Housewives kind of feel where everything looks good on the outside, but on the inside everything was in shambles. It was a good story and told in an interesting way. The voice over was a little weird. I don't know how I feel about that, but it was still an interesting story. I thought the problem with this movie was the development. You didn't seem to really know any of the characters. There were akward parts where stuff happened and then you never heard anything more about it. I feel like there should have been more. I also don't know how I feel about the ending. I mean, I suppose you can figure what happens, but I'm sick of that abrupt ending in a lot of these movies. If a movie …

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Fascinating Suburban Drama

Franz Patrick - wrote on 07/24/2008

I love films about suburbia because it's mostly funny to see so many depressed people in one area. Although this one had its comical moments, there were a lot of serious and fascinating character studies. It started off really well because of the filmmakers' astute way of using narration. Such a technique allowed me to understand and relate to the characters that much faster, and therefore understand their choices later on. I thought Kate Winslet was perfect as mother that is unhappy about her marriage so she decided to look for excitement. I completely believed Patrick Wilson as a stay-at-home dad with clipped wings. And I wanted to know more about Jennifer Connelly who played a working mother who has no idea about what's really hapenning at home. Somehow, everything felt right even …

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