Little Secrets
Little Secrets (2002)

A tale centering on Emily, a plucky pre-teen (and violin virtuoso) who is entrusted with her young neighbors' most private and cherished secrets. Every Wednesday, Emily sets up a booth in her backyard which regularly attracts the guilty… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 23, 2002
DVD Release Date: February 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Little Secrets is wholesome entertainment for the kids, but also rather bland.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

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.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A very broad annoying and overemotional little drama...

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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.

Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle

A touching film that will make audiences smile and cry at young characters who are learning about love and confession.

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Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

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.

Scott Foundas

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.

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Christine Dolen
Miami Herald

It's a beguiling exploration of friendship, trust, truth, insecurity and, yes, secrets.

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Every plot development is telegraphed from a mile away, and every character acts in the most obvious manner possible.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A fourteen-year-old girl keeps the secrets of her neighborhood peers. This is a fantastic film for white people by white people (with a few token minorities)… More
KJ Proulx
This movie is a groundbreaking drama. It is a landmark as one of my favourite childhood films, and I wish it was even longer than 1 hour and 45 minutes! This… More
Wildaly M
Lovely coming-of-age movie. Recommended.