Littlerock (2011)

A sleepy Los Angeles exurb and its shiftless young residents are seen through the eyes of two Japanese tourists in this intimate evocation of a small town in Southern California where everyone's talking but no one really understands. --… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 12, 2011
DVD Release Date: April 10, 2012
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Ott has explored his theme - how each person's destiny is propelled by the past but left dangling, isolated in a seemingly formless present - with great subtlety.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

"Littlerock" tells a confident story that knows precisely where it's going.

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Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

A neatly plotted, observational film about being on the outside looking in, and on the inside looking out.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

[Ott's] distilled the town until it floats somewhere between a hangover and a dream.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

An ethereal and ephemeral musing on the art and artifice of communication.

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Michael Nordine
Film Threat

A restrained but visually arresting film about the various ways in which we reach out to one another, often to no avail.

David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

This evocative, deceptively rich slice of life has its own voice, and it never fails to be enjoyable for several reasons.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Mike Ott's rambling, mildly engaging micro-budgeted indie.

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Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

Expectations are subverted, assumptions exploded, and the meaningless nature of words is replaced by the importance of conversation

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Michael S
"Littlerock" follows two Japanese siblings, Atsuko and Rintaro; out to experience America fist hand. With San Francisco in their sights, a vehicular… More
Walter M.
In "Littlerock," Atsuko(Atsuko Okatsuka, who also co-wrote) and her brother Rintaro(Rintaro Sawamato) have traveled to the United States from Japan to… More
John Ballantine
It is a slice of Americana that perhaps most Americans would not want to see but Atsuko clearly finds more in a directionless community than any of the sights… More