Little Manhattan

Critics Consensus

Little Manhattan is a sweet story of young love that provides an enlightening if pragmatic view on love and courtship.



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New York City is the most romantic place in the world -- even if you're only 10 years old and falling in love for the first time. That's what young Gabe discovers as he pursues the object of his affections, his classmate Rosemary. The romantic comedy is about life, love and the Big Apple, as seen through the eyes of a fifth-grader.


Charlie Ray
as Rosemary
J. Kyle Manzay
as Master Coles
Josh Pais
as Ronny
Josh Dossett
as Mickey Telesco
John Dossett
as Mickey Telesco
Talia Balsam
as Jackie Telesco
Nick Cubbler
as Daryl Kitzens
Anthony Laflamme
as Tim Staples
Neil Jay Shastri
as David Betanahu
Mike Chat
as Himself
Shane Rhoades
as Young Adam
Caitlin McColl
as Young Leslie
Robert Belk
as Young Gabe
Franny Flackett-Levin
as Young Rosemary
Aaron Grady Shaw
as Second Grade Boy
Jacob Levine
as Another Boy
Ray Robertson
as Street Vendor
Jess Weixler
as TV Cowgirl
Sal Darigo
as Barber
Calvin Brown Jr.
as Old Man on the Street
Lynn Chen
as Girl on the Street
Hasani Houston
as Boy Who Throw Up
Connor Hutcherson
as Boy Who Throw Up
The Smokin' Section
as Wedding Band
Christopher Berger
as Loston Harris Band
Quincy Davis
as Loston Harris Band
Marcus Parsley
as Loston Harris Band
Linda Thompson
as Wedding Singer
Alex Trebek
as Alex Trebek
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Critic Reviews for Little Manhattan

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (7)

  • As directed by Mark Levin, Little Manhattan is an endearing, affectionately humorous and even lyrical depiction of the dawning of adolescence amid the privileged.

    Dec 2, 2005 | Rating: 3/5
  • [It's] as if the filmmakers (maybe without even realizing it) are mocking his emotions, implying that kids are just kids, and only think they feel what they're feeling.

    Dec 1, 2005
  • A moderately charming comedy depicting a fumbling prepubescent first romance in a beautiful, fairy-tale version of the borough.

    Sep 30, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Seeks to be a whimsical premise but, except for a few moments, proves ponderous instead.

    Sep 30, 2005

    Brian Lowry

    Top Critic
  • A big surprise, a comedy detailing the angst of first love with rare candor.

    Sep 30, 2005 | Rating: 3/4
  • What a treasure -- a funny, tart, romantic comedy about tweens suffering the pangs of first love. It makes the cityscape an essential part of the romance, like a junior, vintage Woody Allen.

    Sep 30, 2005 | Rating: 3/4

Audience Reviews for Little Manhattan

  • Apr 27, 2012
    Little Manhattan is not your ordinary story about love and perhaps a very realistic tale about first romance. It's really cute and sweet. It is slightly reminiscent of (500) Days of Summer for me. Honestly, I already fell in love with it even before it reached its first minute. Like most of the films that captured my heart, Little Manhattan's beauty is beyond words, too. Sometimes, a motion picture can be very simple and still manage to be a true marvel. I now have a new addition to my favorites.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Dec 26, 2011
    It reflects some good love .... but still a bit "young".
    Rodrigo R Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    A creative fun movie that took me back to my hayday. A actual point and sweetness in this movie will be fun for all ages.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Apr 18, 2011
    A creative fun movie that took me back to my hayday. A actual point and sweetness in this movie will be fun for all ages.
    Jim C Super Reviewer

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