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Little Men takes a compassionate look at the ways in which adult problems impact childhood friendships -- and offers another affecting New York drama from director Ira Sachs.
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As a referendum on gentrification in Brooklyn, the movie can occasionally be a bit tedious. But the entire cast is strong, especially Michael Barbieri.
Its smallness makes it grand and moving. These are the things, these little moments, decisions and consequences that most human lives are made of, after all.
Little Men is composed with scrupulous observational intelligence and care. It is really engaging.
Quiet but engrossing.
Shoring together small moments from the lives of believable characters, in a manner free of special effects and fluky plotting, and with the same dramatic and visual gusto one would apply to an epic is what independent filmmaking should be all about.
As in the films of the French New Wave's Eric Rohmer, nothing cloying happens here, nothing plainly engineered to elicit emotions. But emotions are elicited - moral and ethical concerns are addressed, examined, defined.
It may not awe or surprise but it's a lovely bittersweet experience and provides a lot of talking points.
Little Men is an unhurried, very human film that bemoans the adult circumstances that intrude on childhood, all the while acknowledging that these events contribute to the adults we eventually become. It is a great, lovely, enjoyable film.
Anyone thinking of making movies would be wise to watch the work of Ira Sachs, which are studies in simplicity that yield such rich rewards. His latest, "Little Men" is no exception.
For all the hustle and bustle on the streets, Ira Sachs is able to find a moment of quiet reflection in the hearts and minds of those who walk them daily.
Michael Barbieri [is an] absolute revelation. [Full review in Spanish]
"Little Men" is able to achieve a balance between youth idealism, optimism, and untainted friendship with adult complications, classism, socioeconomic bias, and so on.
Little indie film that has strong young characters. The film is a drama and doesn't get lost in the Hollywood melodrama world. The acting is top notch, just the pacing is a little off, never giving us the character drama that it promises. Seeing the 98 percent from critics is disappointing, this film while being good is not at a prestige rating. The divide between audience and critics is clearly starting to grow, why need critics anymore? 27/04/2017.
Just fucking perfect. What astonishing performances, what remarkable writing, what specific vision. Beautiful.
My last MIFF session had me a title I hoped would raise expectations, However there's not much to say about the overall encompassing themes and moral message 'Little Men' may set itself up to be (well... for me I guess). I will say however, there is definitely a lot this film does terrifically well, the performances from a talented cast as well as well written characters are excellent. The two young boys being the main standouts as the main characters, There's definitely a great degree of friendship to be had with these characters. The more overarching conflict concerns involves both boy's families in which adult problems can impact young lives. While the coming-of-age aspect could of been played upon more as well as developing some of the characters more. The big entertainment factor of this film lies within the subplots and doesn't directly involve the film's main subject matter all that much. So it's a little disappointing that given the fine writing and direction, I guess I would have wanted some more focus on the character development than the conflicting interest between one another. It's recommended though, if you're familiar with the director's catalog (I might not be that familiar).
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