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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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In the first draft there was going to be allot of profanity in this movie even for Gabe to say onscreen. But in test screenings the people thought this film wouldn't have a PG rating for a kid using bad language so most of the swearing was in voiceover. See more »

Goofs

When Gabe runs into Rosemary as she and the nanny are taking her little sister to a birthday party in Central Park, the sister is in a stroller. Afterwards, when they all meet up again, there is no stroller. See more »

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Gabe: But it wasn't that easy. I guess love never is.
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References Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) See more »

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Love
Written by Matt White and Paul Umbach
Performed by Matt White
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Sweet, Funny, Brilliant, & Unique
18 April 2006 | by (Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

I watched this film on recommendation from a good friend whose opinion I trust, and let me tell you I was not disappointed. I think I would pity anyone who watches this film, and cannot find a way to relate to its subject matter. Most of the humor (and one of the things that make this movie so good) is that t is based on the assumption that the viewer relates to the events on screen. I can remember times in my life where I had the same feelings as Gabe and the same fears about acting on them.

The performances by the two young stars are very good, while neither of these children may have the talent of Haley Joel Osment or Dakota Fanning (although many recent Academy Award winners do not have the acting chops of Miss Fanning). None the less these kids do a wonderful job; they give performances both humorous and nuanced. These are two truly likable you actors and I look forward to seeing them in future endeavors.

This film does not break any new ground in telling a love story, but where it is innovative is in approaching the subject both from the perspective of children, and more specifically, focusing on this from specifically the boys point of view. Perhaps this made it resonate more with me, being a man who can vividly remember what it was like to first begin to experience the feelings that Gabe begins to experience in this film. However this is a film for all, and is more than acceptable for young and old. I am not certain if children too young to relate to the subject matter would have a full appreciation of the film, however the physical comedy and less subtle humor will certainly still play well with a young audience.

It is a shame that this film did not have a more successful initial run, I have yet to personally come across anyone who saw this film and did not love it as I do. I hope that people will find this movie at their local video store and give it a chance, as it is easily the best romantic comedy of the last year.


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