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A Little Game (2014)

A young girl finding her way around the city and her own life through chess lessons. This is also about being open to all the clues about your life and your options that surround you everyday.

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Cast

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Tom
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Becky
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Sarah Kuftinec
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Norman Wallach
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Aunt Diane
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Laura
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Blackstone Head of School
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YaYa
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Isabella
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Jaden
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Max 1
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Jessica
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Mysterious Basketball Player
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Officer
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Jez
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Storyline

Ignored by the rich kids at her new school and shaken by the death of her beloved grandmother, a 10-year-old girl finds an unlikely friend in the form of a feisty chess master, who uses the game to teach her about life. Written by Anonymous

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Adventure | Family

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Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements
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26 April 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La Reine des jeux  »

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Trivia

Board for the final chess game was initially turned the wrong way. A white square should always be on the player's right side. See more »

Goofs

Max and Becky are on the playground discussing Olive and her pictures. First Becky gets up and goes over to Olive, then motions for Max to come join them. When Max gets up a compress (or ice pack) is visible just above the knee of her left leg. See more »

Crazy Credits

The story, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious. Although Washington Square Park is real. And you'll find a lot of these chess players there, if you're in the mood to lose five bucks. See more »

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Wonderful Family Movie
25 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a light hearted wonderful family movie. The newcomer, Makenna Ballard, takes to the film like she has been on camera her whole life and without IMDb, it would not be easy to tell this is her first project. The cast is spot on for most of the characters and the heavy weights don't let you down, (F. Murray Abraham and Olympia Dukakis).

The fantasy elements seemed unnecessary and tripped up the pacing and impact of Abraham's lessons. If they would have just played it straight instead of the fantasy elements the story would have had a deeper impact with it's message of using your brain to find your way out of situations, but they relied on fantasy to help out her brain instead.

The childhood rivalries are familiar, but that's because they ring true, and what is more familiar than the truth?

It's a fun movie and many of the messages are good for kids and good to be reminded of for adults.


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