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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Trivia

In the scenes where Gabe and Rosemary are talking on the telephone, filmmakers decided not to use cordless phones because they wanted an old-fashioned feel to the movie. See more »

Goofs

Gabe claims that he didn't know anyone else but Rosemary on his first day of Karate class. But later when he gets partnered with David Betanahu he comments on how David has had a mustache since nursery school. And the photo shown of young David is the exact same class photo that included young Gabe and young Rosemary. Since you can spot David among the others in the first day of karate class, it can't be argued that David joined later. See more »

Quotes

Gabe: As I held onto Rosemary Telesco for dear life, we both knew the truth. She was going off to camp and eventually, private school. We were on different roads, she and me. Two ships that passed in Sheep Meadow.
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Connections

References Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) See more »

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Teach Me Tonight
Written by Sammy Cahn and Gene de Paul
Performed by Loston Harris
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Beautiful movie...
24 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's about time! I've been tired of the usual romantic comedies -- guy in high-school/college/work falls in love with beautiful girl -- the courting.. the romanticism (i mean physical stuff! a lot of it!).. breakup.. rejoining.. happy ever after.

The usual formula.. it's followed since the start of time and it will remain there until the nukes destroy this world. BUT this movie had something different to offer.. of course there's a guy and definitely there's a girl.. and yES! he falls in love! that's obvious.. wouldn't be a romantic comedy without that..

One thing that is definitely different in this case is that the boy is a 10 yr old and the girl.. um.. 11 yrs..

So.. yeah.. a brilliant concept.. looking at love from the perspective of a kid. Something we saw before in The Wonder Years of course.. but much more. It gives you a very personal look at New York and Manhattan. The emotions and the feelings evoked by the whole affair in the situation is realistic and very funny.

Overall a feel good movie with a different twist on the physical side of love.. Please watch it! I'm sure you'll love every second!


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