Giant Little Ones

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Giant Little Ones puts a complex and refreshingly nuanced spin on the traditional coming of age drama, further elevated by the admirable efforts of a talented cast.



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Franky Winter (Josh Wiggins) and Ballas Kohl (Darren Mann) have been best friends since childhood. They are high school royalty: handsome, stars of the swim team and popular with girls. They live a perfect teenage life - until the night of Franky's epic 17th birthday party, when Franky and Ballas are involved in an unexpected incident that changes their lives forever. Giant Little Ones is a heartfelt and intimate coming-of-age story about friendship, self-discovery, and the power of love without labels.


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[An] emotionally honest and heartfelt look at figuring out one's path through the difficult journey of adolescence.

Mar 15, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Behrman has crafted a classic high school tale of outsiders finding themselves ... The images are sumptuously saturated and gorgeously crafted, and the soundtrack thrums and whines with anxiety and racing pulse.

Mar 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite its lapses into self-consciousness, the movie presents us with a set of characters that we end up believing and caring about - not tremendously, but enough to keep watching to see how they all turn out.

Mar 8, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The plot may take an unexpected path, but that's not enough to make Franky and Ballas's story compelling.

Mar 5, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

What starts as a rather typical indie drama about a young man inching his way out of the closet ultimately proves to be a far more complex and rewarding ode to the fluidity of identity.

Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The sheer amount of issues shoved in here is overpowering.

Feb 28, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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