Little Secrets
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A girl puts her ability to keep a confidence to work, though she soon learns it's a tougher job than she imagined in this comedy drama for young people. Emily (Evan Rachel Wood) is a 14-year-old girl who loves music and is studying the violin. She has a real gift as a violinist, and has passed up the opportunity to go to summer camp with her friends to study with her tutor, Pauline (Vivica A. Fox), who believes Emily has a chance of landing a spot in the community symphony orchestra. Emily also has an unusual business on the side -- for 50 cents, she'll hear and keep other kids'… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 59%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The kids in this syrupy family picture are spunky tykes and the adults are dolts, but Wood is worth watching because she's so clearly ready to play nobody's girl but her own."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"The movie's chipper charms, and its steadfast determination to present an alternative to overly merchandised multiplex fare (there's nary a pop song or product placement here), ultimately win out."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"A very broad annoying and overemotional little drama..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Begins in the vein of a Joe Dante suburban satire but ends like a nightmare of Chris Columbus poppycock."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"This is simply good filmmaking, and deserving of your attention."
‑ Edward Havens,
"There are a lot of movies out there made for fourteen-year-old boys, a ton of movies made for six-year-old kids, this movie is made for ten-year-old girls and for what it is, I really like it."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"A touching film that will make audiences smile and cry at young characters who are learning about love and confession."
‑ Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Chronicle
"These character live in an unblemished neighborhood, where everyone has bite-sized problems that can easily be resolved with a few kind words, a hug, and some tears."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"At least it's a viable alternative to the usually predominate brainless super-charged kids fare that's thrown on the big screen. And for that, Treu's cinematic "little secret" is worth telling out loud."
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"Little Secrets is a sweet little movie, and you don't have to keep that a secret."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"What you end up with are a bunch of kids acting not like kids, but how adults who've lost all sense of what it was like to be a kid think kids behave."
‑ Scott Foundas, Variety
"It's a beguiling exploration of friendship, trust, truth, insecurity and, yes, secrets."
‑ Christine Dolen, Miami Herald
"Every plot development is telegraphed from a mile away, and every character acts in the most obvious manner possible."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"Few parents [the kind likely to have made Little Secrets and to whom it seems primarily aimed] will find anything objectionable in this sanitized after-school special-esque of a film, lately that's progress."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"To a large degree, Little Secrets succeeds in a valiant effort to portray a teens struggling with the inevitable pitfalls along the bumpy road to adulthood."
‑ Donna Domino, San Francisco Examiner
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