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Little Manhattan (2005)

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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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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  »

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

Gross:

$384,924 (USA) (16 December 2005)
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The little boy at the beginning of the move throwing up in his desk is Connor Hutcherson; Josh Hutchersons younger brother. See more »

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When Gabe and Rosemary are trying to make a date, Rosemary says she cannot meet Sunday morning because she is studying for the ERBs to get into Private School. In order to get into the New York private schools you have to take the ISEEs not the ERBs. 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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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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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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