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The movie may be called “Little Children” but it is definitely a very adult film.  It’s more melodrama than drama, really tragic.  At the end it’s hard to say which character you feel worse for, there’s no happy ending.  Kate Winslet is nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Sarah, a bored housewife who befriends a lonely househusband, Brad, played by Patrick Wilson.  Their relationship turns serious when they begin an affair, and we see the repercussions played out in each household.

The simultaneous storyline is about a pedophile who has served his time and now lives in the neighborhood with his mother.  Jackie Earle Haley is nominated for his performance in that role.  He’s the town pariah, and he knows it, and yet he is not equipped with the tools to better himself or his situation.

There’s no good guy in this movie, and no bad guy.  The whole set-up is tragic from the start, the only bright light being the little children everyone is so desperate to protect.

Dark, and thought-provoking.  For adults only.

 


 

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Little Children (2006)

R 136 min - Romance, Drama - 1 September 2006
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The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.

Director:  Todd Field
Stars:  Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Connelly, Gregg Edelman, Sadie Goldstein, Ty Simpkins, Noah Emmerich, Jackie Earle Haley, Phyllis Somerville, Helen Carey, Mary B. McCann, Trini Alvarado, Marsha Dietlein, Sarah G. Buxton, Chadwick Brown, Adam Mucci, Chance Kelly, Walker Ryan, Erica Berg, Catherine Wolf, Raymond J. Barry, Jane Adams, Chance Kelly

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Storyline

The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.


Genres: Romance, Drama

Details

Country:   United States of America
Language:  Spanish, English
Release Date:  1 September 2006

Box Office

Budget:  $26,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  New Line Cinema, Standard Film Company, Bona Fide Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 16 min
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