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Little Children (2006 movie)

17 Ratings: 3.8
Drama movie directed by Todd Field

   Kate Winslet operates at a galaxy-class level inLittle Children, Todd Field's gratifyingly grown-up look at unhappy suburbia. Winslet is magnificent, in an Oscar-nominated performance, as a stroller-pushing mom who becomes attracted … see full wiki

Director: Todd Field
Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 6, 2006
MPAA Rating: R
9 reviews about Little Children (2006 movie)
review by . December 17, 2008
Little Children
Little Children provides a dark, realistic and melancholy look at suburban life in the 21st century.  The film was based on the acclaimed novel by Tom Perrotta and directed by In the Bedroom director Todd Field.   Meet Sarah (Kate Winslet), a sad housewife who buries herself in novels to escape the blandness of her daily life.  Her marriage is a sham, and to avoid her porn-addicted husband, Sarah spends most of her time at the neighborhood park or pool with her daughter.  Sarah …
review by . December 05, 2008
This is one of those movies (like Shop Girl) that is so obviously an adaptation from a novel that you almost feel as though you are reading as it progresses. This is due, in large part, to do the voice-over narrative, but also to the complexity of the relationships and the feeling that perhaps we've missed something and should go back and read more carefully.  Little Children is, primarily, a love story between two stay-at-home spouses who bond over their dissatisfaction with the perceived …
review by . July 19, 2008
Pros: Kate Winslet's performance.      Cons: See Review     The Bottom Line: Little Children is a power reminder of the consequences of not growing up can be, or could be, and that is a lesson never to be lost.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. Kate Winslet is far and away my favorite Hollywood actress. Her roles are almost always bold, daring and engaging; Mistress Kate is unabashed when it comes …
review by . June 13, 2007
I have to say that while in some ways it was a disturbing story; it was also very touching in a lot of ways. The first thing one will notice about the film will be the mood set via the lighting, and then of course the narrator Will Lyman, who is often used in documentaries but at times can be annoying. As a viewer you are immediately drawn into this storybook like atmosphere in a non-traditional storybook sort of setting and the quirkiness and underlying humor keeps you hooked.    I …
review by . May 24, 2007
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Pros: Acting--particularly the children, a complex but always engaging story      Cons: Nothing comes to mind      The Bottom Line: Ms. Winslet got an Oscar nod, but this film was almost totally ignored otherwise and that is a shame. It is worth all the time necessary and then some.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot.      Little Children is set in a bedroom community …
review by . May 12, 2007
One of the greatest things about LITTLE CHILDREN is the way it beautifully captures the feel of the novel upon which it is based. Yes, the author co-wrote the screenplay...but more than that...the film leaves certain items out of the book (to save time) and changes some plot points...but the overall flavor is wonderfully captured.    But the absolute greatest thing are the performances of the two Oscar nominees...Kate Winslet and Jackie-Earle Haley. Winslet plays a very easy …
review by . May 07, 2007
In spite of its three Academy Award nominations, I had not heard of this movie, came across it merely by browsing the shelves at my neighborhood video store. Since I've been seeing quite a few Kate Winslet movies of late, most of which have ranged from interesting to impressive, I rented the movie on the strength of her name. Good decision. "Little Children" at this point ranks, in my mind, as Winslet's best performance to date.     The various intertwining plots of this movie, …
review by . May 03, 2007
LITTLE CHILDREN is one of the finest films of the past decade, a film that is intensely intelligent in concept, in writing, in acting, and in production values. It is rare to find a film so right in every aspect, dealing with aspects of living we'd all rather overlook while at the same time recognizing bits and pieces of ourselves and of those around us in manner that contributes to the frightening credibility of the story.    Todd Field, so highly respected for his previous …
review by . March 19, 2007
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Audacious and unpredictable, `Little Children' focuses on a few lives in East Wyndorf, a pleasant, sleepy suburban town in Massachusetts. Probing below their decency, director Todd Field unfolds a vision where everyone is found out to be amiss in some way. Although `Little Children' is the title, the adults headline the movie, even if the children become their antecedent reflection. Sara (Kate Winslet) brings her daughter, Lucy, daily to the pool or park. While Lucy plays, Sara listens to the idle …
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