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Little Children

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Released 2006

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Director:
Todd Field
Released:
2006
Rating:
R
Little Children is the acclaimed 2006 romance drama from celebrated co-writer-director Todd Field (In the Bedroom). Sarah (Kate Winslet, Titanic) lives in her Massachusetts home and spends her days as a wife to a businessman who visits explicit porno sites to fulfill his fantasies, raising her young daughter and trying to keep a friendship with three other suburban housewives who she's just not on a level with. These women dare her to approach Brad (Patrick Wilson, Hard Candy), a handsome stranger with a young son in tow and get his phone number. But they get closer than expected and begin a passionate affair behind their partners' backs. These same women also have some consternation in the shape of Ronnie (Jackie Earle Haley, Watchmen) a convicted sex offender living in their midst. However by the end of the movie the lives of these three will collide together in a way they never imagined.

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  • 100

    Los Angeles Times Carina Chocano

    The movie is one of the few films I can think of that examines the baffling combination of smugness, self-abnegation, ceremonial deference and status anxiety that characterizes mid...

  • 90

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    The result is a movie that is challenging, accessible and hard to stop thinking about...But in too many recent movies intelligence is woefully undervalued, and it is this quality -...

  • 70

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Like "In the Bedroom," Little Children, at well over two hours, is somewhat long for an intense, intimate drama, and arguments could run many ways concerning what could be tightene...

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    Love & Romance, love triangle, Independent, steamy situations, cringeworthy