L' Argent de Poche (Pocket Money) (Small Change)
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L' Argent de Poche (Pocket Money) (Small Change)
L'Argent de Poche (Small Change) is an episodic comedy drama composed of several sequences that explore childhood in director François Truffaut's signature humanistic style. Filmed in Thiers in South Central France, each vignette is seen from the point of view of a kid from two weeks to 14 years old. There is no real plot, just little scenes flowing together dealing with personal joys and pains of the children in a small town. While most of the issues are simple and lighthearted, some of the kids have a harder time growing up. A few choice moments involve a double date at the movies,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Gets at something meager and precious about childhood."
‑ Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"[Truffaut] ecreates childhood, and yet he sees it objectively, too: He remembers not only the funny moments but the painful ones."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Delightfully competent but slight episodic childhood drama/comedy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A wonderful valentine to the playfulness and spontaneity of children"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"One longs for a less mawkish hand whenever this film slips into didacticism, the prime offender being Stévenin's climactic speech to his class."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"Gentle French coming-of-age film is best for teens and up."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"Truffaut is so precise with his observations and unintrusive with the camera that we feel as if we are seeing a documentary instead of contrived movie scenarios."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"A major work in minor keys."
‑ , New York Times
"Filled with familial love, youthful spontaneity and gentle humor."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"It walks the line between cloying and charming, but mostly manages to stay on the right side."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
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