Little Men

Genre:  Drama, Family | Running Time:  85 min.
Release Date: August 12, 2016 (limited)
DVD: December 13, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 3.00
based on 4 votes and 2 reviews
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Cast: Jennifer Ehle, Greg Kinnear, Alfred Molina, Talia Balsam, Michael Barbieri, Paulina García, Theo Taplitz

Synopsis

Little Men is director Ira Sachs’ follow up to 2014’s Love is Strange, and follows two disparate families who clash over their backgrounds and classes. Despite having very different personalities, an artsy 13-year-old boy named Jake (Theo Taplitz) and an extroverted kid his age named Tony (Michael Barbieri) become fast friends when Jake’s parents move into the same Brooklyn apartment. Jake's parents (Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Ehle) also happen to be the landlords of the dress shop run by Tony's single mom (Paulina Garcia).

The new pair of best friends have their bond tested when their families get into a bitter battle over the dress shop lease, and the cost of its rent.

Director: Ira Sachs
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Producer(s): Lucas Joaquin, Ira Sachs, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos
Screenplay: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias

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  • 4 stars "Deep'movie that explores the demands of the adult world, the idealism of youth, and the process of growing up. Its meaning would be lost on those that need special effects and action."
  • 2 stars "A generous 2 stars. The movie was short, slow with no action. Young Michael Barbieri did a great job with his role."
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