Giant Little Ones Reviews

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February 1, 2020
Writer and director Keith Behrman has created a complex characters without the clichés of the coming-of-age genre tropes.
October 16, 2019
Giant Little Ones doesn't exactly break the mold, but it certainly takes steps in that direction. Teenage audiences will likely find a lot to connect to in these characters, and in that way, the film has done its job.
August 21, 2019
What unfolds is one of the most warm, thoughtful, and patient explorations of teen sexuality that the coming-of-age genre has to offer.
July 15, 2019
Frustratingly vague in spots, it doesn't offer easy answers. But it moved me in ways I didn't expect and, just like sexuality, is absolutely wonderful and complex.
May 21, 2019
The film never puts a label on Franky's identity ... and embraces the element of fluidity that lets Franky evolve over time, like a flare navigating its course, waiting to burst and proclaim itself when the time is right.
May 5, 2019
Josh Wiggins as the teenage Franky, navigating isolation, ambiguity, and other people's pain, is magnificent.
April 30, 2019
One of the most creative coming-of-age stories this year, sailing into uncharted territories around gender, society, and sexuality.
April 26, 2019
While not as accomplished as Lady Bird or Eighth Grade, Giant Little Ones avoids the usual high school clichés, crafting an honest and nuanced 21st-century coming-out story.
April 23, 2019
Giant Little Ones is a step forward in the Canadian coming-of-age movie. It tackles teen sexual fluidity in a sensitive way, without taking place at a cottage in the summer.
April 15, 2019
Giant Little Ones improves substantially as it progresses...
April 6, 2019
Giant Little Ones is like a wake-up call and booster shot of empathetic engagement wrapped into one engaging film.
April 3, 2019
Perhaps taking a page from the Gregg Araki playbook (see "Mysterious Skin" and "Kaboom"), issues of gender fluidity and sexual preference are introduced without compromise.
April 2, 2019
What is also great about Giant Little Ones is its fluid approach to sexuality and understanding that many people fail to fit into neat boxes of categorisation
April 2, 2019
Giant Little Ones is an excellent drama, first and foremost. It may incidentally help a lot of confused kids. It may even confuse a few as well. That's OK.
April 1, 2019
Behrman's film ponders how teens navigate their evolving identities within environments that were once familiar but now seem foreign.
March 31, 2019
... a thoughtful examination of the harm that comes from a need for labels and how empowering it can be to stop needing them to define one's relationships.
March 29, 2019
There will undoubtedly be many who will cite Giant Little Ones as a film that impacted their life in a positive way. It's one of the highest and rarest compliments that can be given to a film.
March 29, 2019
Apart from a few eye-roll moments, the film is redeemed by the authenticity of performances, particularly of the young actors, and a refreshing open-endedness about the fluidity of sexual behaviour.
March 28, 2019
Has formulaic elements, but it's a thoughtful, tender-hearted drama about sexual identity.
March 28, 2019
It's all so beautifully executed that we can forgive certain narrative conveniences.
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