Little Children

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  137 min.
Release Date: October 20, 2006 (limited)
DVD: May 1, 2007

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
based on 106 votes and 6 reviews
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Cast: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Noah Emmerich, Patrick Wilson, Ty Simpkins, Jackie Earle Haley

Synopsis

Sarah (Kate Winslet) was made for better things: married to a jackass in the corporate branding business, the grad-school dropout is a stay-at-home mom to her adorable but demanding little daughter Lucy. At the local playground, she is forced to partake of the inane gossip of a trio of fellow mums—but their routine is broken by the sudden return of Brad (Patrick Wilson), a hunky house-husband they've dubbed the Prom King.

Despite being married to gorgeous Kathy (Jennifer Connelly) and dad to cherubic Aaron, Brad is going through his own malaise. Struggling to pass the bar exam, he is distracted by the lure of a touch-football night league. In an effort to scandalize the meddling mother hens, one day Sarah approaches Brad in the playground…

Based on the novel by Tom Perrotta.

Director: Todd Field
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Todd Field, Ron Yerxa, Albert Berger
Screenplay: Todd Field, Tom Perrotta
Official Site: www.littlechildrenmovie.com/

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  • 2 stars "Can't explain it, but I just didn't warm up to this movie. I hated the naration - it made me feel stupid. I like the director, Winslet and Wilson. While the story is solid, I felt the movie dragged a bit and the ending was dissapointing."