Little Manhattan

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20th Century Fox Released 2005

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Director:
Mark Levin
Released:
2005
Rating:
PG
Little Manhattan is a romantic comedy film that follows the story of a young boy who falls in love. Gabe (Josh Hutcherson) is a 10-year-old boy who lives with his soon-to-be divorced parents, Leslie (Cynthia Nixon) and Adam (Bradley Whitford). Rosemary (Charlie Ray) is an 11-year-old girl who Gabe has known since kindergarten. When Gabe is partnered with Rosemary in martial arts class, he begins to see her as a beautiful girl and becomes enamored with her. The two spend more time together and they begin to fall in love. However, Rosemary will be attending a different school in the fall, so Gabe tries to devise a plan in order to keep her in his life. When an athletic boy named Tim Staples (Anthony Laflamme) joins their martial arts class, Gabe begins to feel threatened. Will the love Gabe has for Rosemary be able to stand the test of time?

Metacritic Score

  • 60

    The New York Times Janet Maslin

    Small-scale, perfectly acted family film.

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    An endearing, affectionately humorous and even lyrical depiction of the dawning of adolescence amid the privileged, yet Jennifer Flackett's script, for all its sheen, is problematic.

  • 30

    Variety Brian Lowry

    Resting almost entirely on the shoulders of its young leads, both they and the pic lack the sparkle to sustain what seeks to be a whimsical premise but, except for a few moments, p...

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    Comedy, Kids

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    Tweens, Romantic Comedy