MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,650 this week

My Little Loves (1974)
"Mes petites amoureuses" (original title)

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 345 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 5 critic

A study of minor events in the adolescence of a boy growing up in small towns. Daniel lives with his grandmother and, after one year of high school, has to go to live with his mother in the... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 01 Jun 2012
 
a list of 2743 titles
created 04 Jul 2012
 
list image
a list of 2 titles
created 02 Mar 2013
 
list image
a list of 27 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 142 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "My Little Loves" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: My Little Loves (1974)

My Little Loves (1974) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of My Little Loves.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A 10-year-old boy feels unwanted when his mother places him in a home for wayward children. He goes to a foster home where a family of workers finds him to be too much for them. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Pialat
Stars: Michel Terrazon, Linda Gutemberg, Raoul Billerey
Second Chance (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

For assistance to murder Catherine Berger (Catherine Deneuve) is sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment. There she gives birth to a son, Simon (Jean-Jaques Briot). After her release Catherine ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Anouk Aimée, Charles Denner
Roberte (1979)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Pierre Zucca
Stars: Denise Morin-Sinclaire, Pierre Klossowski, Martin Loeb
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Despite most Cahiers du cinéma critics admired many western authors, when they themselves became filmmakers few dared to overtly revisit that genre... See full synopsis »

Director: Luc Moullet
Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Rachel Kesterber, Jean Valmont
Perceval (1978)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Eric Rohmer
Stars: Fabrice Luchini, André Dussollier, Solange Boulanger
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Jean Eustache
Numéro zéro (1971)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Director: Jean Eustache
Stars: Boris Eustache, Jean Eustache, Odette Robert
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two men in their twenties spend their time in Parisian cafes trying to pick up women. They take one girl dancing, and then steal her purse when she prefers to dance with another man.

Director: Jean Eustache
Stars: Aristide, Daniel Bart, Dominique Jayr
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Jean Eustache
Stars: Sylvie Blim, Catherine Nadaud, Jean-Noël Picq
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Jean Eustache
Stars: Alix Clio-Roubaud, Boris Eustache
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Daniel needs some money to buy a duffle coat that is in fashion, so he agrees to work for a photographer by dressing up as Santa Claus. He discovers that it is much easier to meet girls ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Eustache
Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Gérard Zimmermann, Henri Martinez
The Hussy (1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Misfit François kidnaps young Mado and takes her to live with him in the attic of his parents' home. A strange relationship evolves till the police comes upon them.

Director: Jacques Doillon
Stars: Claude Hébert, Madeleine Desdevises, Paulette Lahaye
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Loeb ...
Daniel
Jacqueline Dufranne ...
La grand-mère
Jacques Romain
Ingrid Caven ...
La mère
Vincent Testanière
Roger Rizzi
Anne Stroka
Cirque Muller
Syndra Kahn
Jean-Jacques Bihan
Ghislaine Lakomy
Brigitte Pangaud
Michele Deboutet
Dionys Mascolo ...
José Ramos
Claire Treille
Edit

Storyline

A study of minor events in the adolescence of a boy growing up in small towns. Daniel lives with his grandmother and, after one year of high school, has to go to live with his mother in the south of France. She is a seamstress living in a tiny apartment with her lover Jose, a Spanish farm worker. Daniel would like to continue school, but his mother cannot afford it, so she sends him to work as an apprentice in a moped repair shop. Daniel wiles away his time in the shop, and learns about girls from the other boys in town. When he returns to visit his grandmother next year, it is obvious that he has grown up faster than his old friends. Written by Will Gilbert

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

teenage boy | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 December 1974 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Kislány szerelmeim  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Charming but Uncomfortable

My Little Loves is a charming and at times troubling semi-autobiographical film detailing a year in the life of a stand-in for Eustache in the south of France. During the course of the film, we see him transformed from a bright but somewhat shy rural boy to a blossoming teenage hoodlum in a larger town. Ripped away from the comfort of his grandmother's home in the country, he finds himself sleeping on a cot in his mother's one room flat in town and working as a mechanic instead of attending high school. There is plenty of time for drifting, and he falls in with an older crowd of delinquents at a local cafe, much of whose activities revolve around groping girls and searching for that elusive score.

The molestation of women might be offputting to some. But it is supposed to be somewhat offputting. Becoming an adolescent is a painful process in the best of times, and Eustache's young self has more than his fair shares of troubles. He can't relate to women except in the most base sense of groping them. This essential failure is a metaphor for all of his youthful inabilities to cope. And despite what we might think of some of his behaviors, we certainly empathize with him. Especially any guy who is old enough to have gone through this experience will. The only weakness here is perhaps a bit of excessive audience manipulation to evoke sympathy for him, through bludgeoning us with his being yanked from school despite being a very bright student and the like. Still, I enjoyed this one quite a bit.


8 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
the man in the cafee digibeet
My Little Loves aka Mes petites amoureuses (1974) vkmunn
Discuss My Little Loves (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?