Little Children

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Mature story of suburban fear and yearning.

R 2006 130 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

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Not for the unthinking or those uncomfortable with introspect

This movie has many layers - entertainment on a superficial level is not one. Those who have ever wrestled with their own inner child will better appreciate the characters developed throughout this movie. These portraits of the tragic human condition do not come without moments of comic relief disguised in our ability to laugh at the absurdity of our own perceived status within the lives of neighborhoods, families, and society. The director, Todd Field, is known for making audiences feel uncomfortable. If a person's up to it, they ask themselves why they're uncomfortable and learn. As with the characters in the movie, the redemption - the freedom from judgement - can only be found there.

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