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Little Manhattan (2005)

A 10-year-old and an 11-year-old find love in New York City.

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Ronny
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Mickey Telesco
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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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A romantic comedy for the whole family 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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The scene where Gabe gets in trouble for running off with Rosemary was a real event that happened to the director with his girlfriend when he was 16. 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 »

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Gabe: It was the pain that had no name.
[talking about love]
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Connections

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

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The Very Thought Of You
Written by Ray Noble
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Sweet and Well Done - Definitely a XMAS Sleeper
1 December 2005 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

It's simple, it's cute, it's unpretentious, and it's pretty much blood-free. It tells a sweet story about innocence and romance which is applicable to all of us despite using 11 year-old kids (Josh Hutcherson, a "veteran" and Charlie Rose, a newcomer) as its main players...This film will remind many of you of "The Wonder Years", which of course isn't a bad thing (Wouldn't you say that was GREAT television??). There is a nice parallel in the story in that while the main character is falling in love, his own parents are falling out of it and headed for the splits.

Mark Levin (Wimbledon, and yes...The Wonder Years) turns in another solid effort and shows he is anything but complacent - He gets great work out of his actors and the cinematography makes Manhattan a sparkling place for all. The story is key in a film with no action, violence, or thrills and thankfully, the story here strikes a chord with just about everyone! See it now before it becomes a XMAS blockbuster!


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