Little Men

How quick we humans are as young people to judge our parents actions. Young men as a general rule think they know everything, so why aren’t grown-ups asking? It’s because youth has a lot to learn, in spite of their energetic ideas and passions.


Little Men

Little Men

“A new pair of best friends have their bond tested by their parents' battle over a dress shop lease.” -IMDB

Cast

Greg Kinnear Brian Jardine
Jennifer Ehle Kathy Jardine
Paulina GarcĂ­a (as Paulina Garcia) Leonor Calvelli
Theo Taplitz Jake Jardine

Directed by

Ira Sachs

Written by

Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias

Other Info

Drama, Family
PG
Wed 21 Sep 2016 UTC
85min
IMDB Rating: 6.8

In this story, we have two young men, pre high school it would appear. They are friends because ones mother is a seamstress in a tailor/dressmaker shop that the other parents own. It was handed down by one boy’s grandfather which makes that boy just slightly more wealthy than the other boy. It is in fact enough to matter.

There is a clear distinction between the filthy rich and the poor lining the homeless shelters but the lines that exist in the middle class are not as defined. The “landlord” son has different ideas from his parents when they decide to sell the store. That’s when things get quite ugly with the other boy’s mom. It shows a separation of values based on income and education.

This is a truly gritty, well-made drama. It was a nice surprise for me at the end of 2016. I recommend it to fans of Kinnear as well as lovers of well-produced dramatic films.

Author: Damien Riley

Hopelessly devoted to movies from way back when I first saw "Pete's Dragon." In 1977, it sealed the deal when I saw "Star Wars." I write about the movies I see, whether I like them or not. Sometimes I like them more than words can express! Thanks for checking out my movie reviews!

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