My Little Loves (Mes Petites Amoureuses)
My Little Loves (Mes Petites Amoureuses) (1974)

This film reveals the thoughts and observations of a good-natured young man as he lives through situations which would crush someone less accepting. The boy is being brought up in the country by his grandmother, and Daniel (Martin Loeb) is… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 18, 1974
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice

Compassionate but never sentimental, My Little Loves is an essential entry in the coming-of-age canon, a film that ennobles adolescence by so truthfully portraying its attendant indignities.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Loeb's calm and intensely intelligent performance, the richly textured yet cool-eyed color cinematography, and the incisive dialogue combine to convey an extraordinary density of lived experience.

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Rod McShane
Time Out

The tone is somewhat reminiscent of Malle in its attempt at an unsentimental depiction of the sexual awakening of a 13-year-old boy; but ultimately it's more tough-minded.

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Ian Cameron
The Spectator

Although its interest doesn't quite sustain its length, there would be little justification for cutting one scene rather than another. You could go on removing scenes which were not crucial until there was nothing left.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

It's less like a piece of finished fiction than a series of terse, precisely worded entries in a notebook. This is both the style of the film and its charm.

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