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Giant Little Ones (2018)

R | | Drama | 29 March 2019 (Canada)
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Two popular teen boys, best friends since childhood, discover their lives, families, and girlfriends dramatically upended after an unexpected incident occurs on the night of a 17th birthday party.

Director:

Keith Behrman

Writer:

Keith Behrman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Wiggins ... Franky Winter
Darren Mann ... Ballas Kohl
Taylor Hickson ... Natasha Kohl
Maria Bello ... Carly Winter
Kyle MacLachlan ... Ray Winter
Niamh Wilson ... Mouse
Hailey Kittle ... Priscilla
Peter Outerbridge ... Nic Kohl
Stephanie Moore ... Angie Kohl
Kiana Madeira ... Jess
Olivia Scriven ... Deanne Winter
Evan Marsh ... Connor
Carson MacCormac ... Michael
Jeff Clarke ... Coach Klassen
Cory Lee ... Ms. Soo
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Storyline

Franky Winter has long been best friends with his high school classmate, Ballas Kohl, much like their parents, Carly and Ray Winter and Angie and Nic Kohl, have been friends, although Ray is now the odd person out since the recent divorce when he realized he was in love with a man, his current partner, Brendan. Franky and Ballas are among the popular group of students, and are on the school swim team together, Ballas the team captain. While Ballas has just started a sexual relationship with Jessica, Franky in turn could have his choice of any girl - at least according to the scuttlebutt provided to him by his friend Mouse, a boy trapped in a girl's body, from what she overhears in the girls' washroom - but has chosen to date Cil, they planning to have their first sexual encounter the night of his seventeenth birthday party. Franky's first was almost Ballas' younger sister, Tash, who has just returned to school following "the incident" for which she is now labeled a slut and she ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

Love Without Labels. Live Without Regrets.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug/alcohol use - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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The film premiered at TIFF (Toronto international Film Festival) in Canada in September 2018. See more »

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The beauty and agony of self discovery.
30 April 2019 | by troy-boultonSee all my reviews

Sensual, pensive and tumultuous, yet simultaneously coy and lighthearted, this swirl of self discovery is beautifully crafted. Often films of this ilk leave the story in the dust of artistic but self indulgent voyeurism; Giant Little Ones does not fall prey to this vice, balancing gorgeous cinematography and tasteful, glancing celebrations of the beauty of youth with deftly invisible editing and sharp attention to narrative, character and pacing. Dialogue and delivery never seem stilted, and the performances of the key cast were exceptional. This artwork picks out and highlights the melancholic beauty of the imperfection of being human, exploring those times in life where identity and boundaries of "self" are in turmoil, where the windows to the inner cores of even our closest loved ones are opaque, wistfully celebrating those brief moments where we can see through the haze and make a connection.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2019 (Canada) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,042, 3 March 2019

Gross USA:

$181,507

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$181,507
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2.35 : 1
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