Little Manhattan
Little Manhattan (2005)

New York City is the most romantic place in the world -- even if you're only 10 years old and falling in love for the first time. That's what young Gabe discovers as he pursues the object of his affections, his classmate Rosemary.… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 30, 2005
DVD Release Date: April 4, 2006
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Little Manhattan is a sweet story of young love that provides an enlightening if pragmatic view on love and courtship.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

As directed by Mark Levin, Little Manhattan is an endearing, affectionately humorous and even lyrical depiction of the dawning of adolescence amid the privileged.

Brian Lowry

Seeks to be a whimsical premise but, except for a few moments, proves ponderous instead.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Sweetly insightful about how mindblowingly horrifying it is to find oneself with unwanted and unfamiliar romantic feelings, if one is a boy, at least.

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F.X. Feeney
L.A. Weekly

[It's] as if the filmmakers (maybe without even realizing it) are mocking his emotions, implying that kids are just kids, and only think they feel what they're feeling.

Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger

A big surprise, a comedy detailing the angst of first love with rare candor.

Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Refreshingly realistic tween tale of first love.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

A moderately charming comedy depicting a fumbling prepubescent first romance in a beautiful, fairy-tale version of the borough.

Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

What a treasure -- a funny, tart, romantic comedy about tweens suffering the pangs of first love. It makes the cityscape an essential part of the romance, like a junior, vintage Woody Allen.

Matthew Turner

A Woody Allen-style New York romcom, only with eleven year-olds.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Careter
A creative fun movie that took me back to my hayday. A actual point and sweetness in this movie will be fun for all ages.
Jennifer Xu
it was quite cute if not exceedingly cliche. but who minds a little cliche if you can churn out a cute movie like this one? about the torment that is your first… More
KJ Proulx
A fantastic story of love between two kids who don't even understand what true love really is. Josh Hutcherson os a very talented kid, and is going places… More
Dean McKenna
Little romance of couple kids and part-like "Ally MacBeal" on boy's fantasy/hallucinate.
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Nothing's as big as your first love."</i> The bittersweet pangs of first love among sixth graders sets the stage for this… More
Leigh Ryan
Cute little movie.

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