Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tuesday's Overlooked Movies: Little Manhattan

(This post originally appeared in somewhat different form on June 24, 2009.)

"It doesn't always have to be six-guns, boobs, and explosions."

That was my comment, referring to my usual movie-watching habits, after we watched LITTLE MANHATTAN, a sweet, occasionally funny film about the budding romance between a couple of fifth-graders who live in New York City. This movie takes place in what I think of as sitcom Manhattan, where everything is incredibly clean and safe and charming. It's a pretty good film, although, lowbrow that I am, I wouldn't want a steady diet of movies like it, either. But that takes me back to my original comments about six-guns, etc. On the other hand, why the hell not?

4 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

New to me.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

We saw it years ago and, possibly particularly so as New Yorkers, liked it.


Jeff M.

Cap'n Bob said...

Romance for fifth graders? I was still playing with my toy soldiers and cap guns at that age.

James Reasoner said...

When I was in fifth grade I was more interested in comic books, paperbacks, and pulp magazines than in girls. I think we've just about come full circle.