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Little Children
  • R
  • 2h 18m
  • 2006
Certified Fresh80%
Common Sense Media Iconage 18+
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Academy Award® winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and Academy Award® nominee Kate Winslet (Finding Neverland) star with Patrick Wilson (Angels in America) in this big-screen adaptation of Tom Perotta's best-selling novel that exposes the turbulent emotional landscape primed to explode just beneath the surface of a quiet suburban neighborhood. A darkly comic, revealing journey through a world both familiar and foreign, this story of marriage, children, desire and infidelity bristles with the keen writing of its acclaimed author (Election) and the direction of Academy Award®-nominated Todd Field (In the Bedroom).

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh80%
Critics Consensus: Little Children takes a penetrating look at suburbia and its flawed individuals with an unflinching yet humane eye.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly
Fresh

June 21, 2017
Orlando Sentinel
Roger Moore
Fresh

Little Children is disturbing and smart and the best satire of modern American suburbia since Amer...

January 28, 2019
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Robert Denerstein
Fresh

Well-acted and meticulously crafted, Little Children can feel less like a full-blooded representat...

January 28, 2019
Chicago Sun-Times
Jim Emerson
Rotten

I didn't like any of these characters, but I kept pulling for them anyway -- right up to the shock...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Mature story of suburban fear and yearning.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this thought-provoking drama from the director of In the Bedroom probably won't be on most kids' radar. Just as well, since it includes some very mature images and ideas, including Internet porn and masturbation, adulterous sex and lies to spouses, child abuse (discussed, not shown), self-mutilation (off-screen, but with visible bloody results), and loud, intense football action. There are repeated references to a child predator who's been released from prison (neighbors campaign against him, TV reports discuss the case, parents go into a frenzy at a public pool when he shows up); he's also the center of a very disturbing scene in which he masturbates while his blind date cries helplessly, sitting next to him in her car. There are also several sweaty sex scenes between an adulterous couple, with nudity (bottoms and breasts), though these tend to be more "romantic" than explicit. Several uses of "f--k," plus other mild profanity.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date:October 6, 2006
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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