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Little Manhattan (2005)

Little Manhattan

Overview


Genre

Comedy, Romance

Release Date

September 30, 2005 (NY)

MPAA Rating

PG

Duration

89 min.

Studio

The 20th Century Fox

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Mark Levin

Producer

Gavin Polone

Screenwriter

Flackett Levin

Starring

Story


New York City is the most romantic place in the world - especially when you're falling in love for the first time. "Little Manhattan" is a romantic comedy about life, the Big Apple and that mysterious, maddening and wonderful phenomenon known as "first love."

Nothing is as big as your first love. Everybody knows or remembers what it's like to experience the strange, new feelings that accompany first love, which can lead to confusion, rapturous joy and, sometimes, heartbreak.

Gabe Burton is no exception.

Gabe (Josh Hutcherson) is an 11 year-old fifth grader, living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his father (Bradley Whitford) and mother (Cynthia Nixon). Gabe's parents have been separated for a year and a half but still share the apartment. Gabe considers New York to be his city - ­well, at least the 10 square blocks that surround his home.

Gabe is happy hanging out with his three best friends, playing basketball in the schoolyard and scooting around the neighborhood. He has no time for or interest in girls. But when Gabe joins a karate class and is partnered with Rosemary Telesco (Charlie Ray), whom he's known since nursery school, everything changes. Gabe is smitten with Rosemary, even if he doesn't understand the feelings that are both thrilling and tormenting him.

And so Gabe begins his bumpy road to first love. When Rosemary reveals she is leaving soon for summer camp and ­even worse may be attending private school next year, Gabe is stunned. With the stakes never higher (at least in his first decade), he must take action to keep his first love ­all in a wonderful, magical world known as the Upper West Side.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a funny, tart, romantic comedy about tweens suffering the pangs of first love...”
by Jami Bernard [New York Daily News]
“..Levin keep things on the pleasantly amusing side and coax some winningly winsome performances out of their young leads...”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [The Hollywood Reporter]