Little Children details
|Starring:||Kate Winslet, Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Connelly, Gregg Edelman, Sadie Goldstein, Ty Simpkins|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
|Collections:||Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
|Run time:||2 hours 10 minutes|
|Rental release:||30 Apr 2007|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Kate Winslet very deservingly earned her Best Actress nomination for this role. This is an outstanding, genuinely grown up film that suggests we're all little children at heart - but not in a good way.
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Kate is the Oscar line up!By a customer from Norwich , 17 Jan 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Blending the bleak irony and senstivity of 'American Beauty' with the sardonic wit of 'Desperate Housewives', This great film was one of the best of last year, despite having a low key cinema release.
Yet the film is perhaps more suited to the smaller screen reinforcing the claustrophobia of its surburban setting.
Kate Winslet plays Sarah, an uphappy new mum who begins affair with her equally disillusioned neigbour.
As their illict passion intensifies, we meet an array of intriguing number of characters each with their own secrets.
Although the ending is a little excessive, a funny and deeply moving portrait of a seemingly friendly community in crisis is captured with style.
The performances are all excellent, with Kate Winslet on truly expectional form - Oscar recognition is well deserved!
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A great touching serious filmBy The KnightWatcher (629 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 27 Oct 2013Actually this serious story is about parents rather than children , but maybe about how we all stay children underneath. A great thought provoking film with depth dealing with sensitive issues (including pedophilia) and situations in human relationships and life . Two or three threads are interwoven with great dexterity. The central plot concerns a touching inter marital love affair between a mother superbly acted by Kate Winslet and another Dad. The film has a brilliant cast , and is well scripted and acted. An under rated film that I am surprised is not better known.
Surburbian Angst.......but still goodBy Bungalow (13 reviews) from Petersfield , 25 Sep 2013A very engaging and interesting movie with excellent performances, especially from Winslet. Its not often one enjoys a film where you don't particularly like any of the characters but that is the case here. The subject of boredom and unfulfilled lives in cosy suburbia has been done often but this is better than most and well worth a look.
A funny little pensive gem!By seonaruth (6 reviews) , 13 Jun 2013Quietly hilarious comic take on the suburban 'normal' life with children, its trials and tribulations, boredom and small excitements....I was really surprised just how much I loved this film! I was attracted by Kate Winslet as she's one of my favourite actresses, but the whole film is a funny little pensive gem!
I would rather have seen the coming of the apocalypseBy Onlyests (60 reviews) , 01 Aug 2012If you're looking for a movie where the people in it get dumber and dumber as the movie goes on, then reserve this movie NOW. The stories are so disparate and cliche', and, to top it off, you get a monotone narrator who makes you want to go to the kitchen and chew aluminium foil.
The only person I was cheering for by the end was Slu-tty Kay.
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Too "American", but not all bad. Kate saved it.By Montmorency (14 reviews) from Abingdon , 26 Jul 2012This film was a little too 'American' for me, although I liked it more when I realised that it had a satirical edge (at least I hope that's what it was).
Kate Winslet gave great value, as always, but to be fair, the male lead was also good.
The thing with the jester's cap was interesting, but never really explained.
This being Hollywood(-ish), there had to be a hapy ending. (-ish).
Kate - come back to England. It's not worth it.