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Little Manhattan (2005)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Romance  |  5 January 2006 (Puerto Rico)
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A 10-year-old and an 11-year-old find love in New York City.

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In Manhattan, 10-year-old Gabe finds his first love when he meets his former kindergarten mate, eleven-year-old Rosemary, in his karate classes. Confused with his new feelings and with the divorce process of his beloved parents, Leslie and Adam, he experiences the delightful unknown sensation of being in love for the first time. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Nothing's as big as your first love. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements, language and brief action | See all certifications »

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5 January 2006 (Puerto Rico)  »

Also Known As:

A Magia do Primeiro Amor  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$36,397 (USA) (30 September 2005)

Gross:

$384,924 (USA) (16 December 2005)
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Charlie Ray grew so much during the shoot that, in some scenes, Josh Hutcherson had to stand on crates to keep their height differences constant in the film. See more »

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As has already been mentioned, David Betenahu was in the preschool photo with both Gabe and Rosemary, as well as being visible in the Karate class on the first day. But he is also shown playing the trombone beside Gabe when Gabe tells us about his life being filled with song, sport, and constant adventure. See more »

Quotes

Leslie: Maybe not everything is supposed to last forever. Certain things are like... like... skywriting. Like, like, like a really beautiful thing that lasts for a couple moments and then... You know?
Gabe: [cries] Mommy!
Leslie: I know, honey. Love sucks.
Gabe: Yeah.
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References Punk'd (2003) See more »

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Younger Yesterday
Written by Todd Herfindal and Kevin Houlihan
Performed by The Meadows
Courtesy of Single Recordings
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Great movie to see with the kids
25 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Little Manhattan was a fun ride from beginning to end.

I took my wife and daughters who are 13 and 11 years old and everyone had a good time. I really lost my self in this story. It was good natured without being corny.

This is the first time I saw a movie that makes me want to visit New York.

With all of the mean spirited movies out today this reminds of how nice it is to enjoy a good story. I would like to see more of this kind of writing in every movie.

I plan to buy the DVD for my 11 year old when it becomes available.


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