L' Argent de Poche (Pocket Money) (Small Change)
L' Argent de Poche (Pocket Money) (Small Change) (1976)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 17, 1976
DVD Release Date: January 23, 2001
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

Gets at something meager and precious about childhood.

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James McCourt
Film Comment Magazine

The picture purveys a relaxed and relaxing sense of innocence, radiance, hope, and chaste sensuality.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Delightfully competent but slight episodic childhood drama/comedy.

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New York Times

A major work in minor keys.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Gentle French coming-of-age film is best for teens and up.

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

[Truffaut] ecreates childhood, and yet he sees it objectively, too: He remembers not only the funny moments but the painful ones.

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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Filled with familial love, youthful spontaneity and gentle humor.

Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

It walks the line between cloying and charming, but mostly manages to stay on the right side.

Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
Beautifully incohesive coming-of-age film, set in a small French town, that builds its very own world and populates it with characters from different walks of… More
Jim Hunter
This film depicts episodes from children's lives in a small town in the very center of France. While I watched this film, two things kept recurring in my… More
Tom S.
I could watch an entire feature of that little Gregory kid. But not if he keeps falling out of windows. That was not funny.