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Little Men (2016)

PG | | Drama | 4 May 2017 (Brazil)
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A new pair of best friends have their bond tested by their parents' battle over a dress shop lease.

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Ira Sachs
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Greg Kinnear ... Brian Jardine
Jennifer Ehle ... Kathy Jardine
Paulina García ... Leonor Calvelli (as Paulina Garcia)
Michael Barbieri ... Tony Calvelli
Theo Taplitz ... Jake Jardine
Talia Balsam ... Audrey
Maliq Johnson ... Umar
Anthony A. Flamminio ... Joey (as Anthony Angelo Flamminio)
Madison Wright ... Julia
John Procaccino ... Mr. Plummer
Mauricio Bustamante ... Acting Teacher
Alfred Molina ... Hernán
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
DJ Alden ... Club DJ
Stan Carp ... Sal Bartolini
Teeka Duplessis ... Eva
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A new pair of best friends have their bond tested by their parents' battle over a dress shop lease.

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Taglines:

Be on each other's side.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, smoking and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Greece | Brazil

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

4 May 2017 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Thank You for Being Honest See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,368, 7 August 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$702,191, 25 November 2016
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Barbieri was accepted at New York's Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts after the film premiered. See more »

Goofs

The film is supposed to be actual but Angola is a nation since November,11 1975, not a Portuguese Colony. See more »

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Dreams (Never Come True)
Written and performed by Fort Lean
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Great Film
23 May 2016 | by Mark-petrolisSee all my reviews

I just saw "Little Men" last night at the Chicago Critics' Film Festival. Wow, what a touching and wonderful film! The New York Writer/Director of "Little Men" was in attendance and spoke before the screening, where he thanked one of the local Chicago producers, which was Fathers Rights' pioneer Jeffery Leving. He is the top family law attorney in the nation. Leving is a huge advocate for the powerful positive force of paternal involvement in children's lives. There are countless statistics that show the positive effects of father involvement, which is what I suspect why Leving got involved in this movie.

I mention this, because this great written and directed film highlights the contrast of a family unit where there is father involvement in one family, and father absence in the other. Tony hardly sees or has contact with his father in the film, because his father lives in Africa. The lack of Tony's father being present in his life negatively affects him in this film. Jake, the other boy, has his dad in his life, played wonderfully by Greg Kinnear, and is able to get the support he needs from his father in the hope of achieving his dreams. Tony, who so dearly wants a father in his life even reaches out to Jake's Dad to give him advice and support for his future. This film highlights the positive effects an involved father can have on their children. Bravo!

I always wanted to write film reviews, and this powerful film has moved me to do so. Go see this film!


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