Little Secrets


Little Secrets

Critics Consensus

Little Secrets is wholesome entertainment for the kids, but also rather bland.



Total Count: 48


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User Ratings: 7,928
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Movie Info

A tale centering on Emily, a plucky pre-teen (and violin virtuoso) who is entrusted with her young neighbors' most private and cherished secrets. Every Wednesday, Emily sets up a booth in her backyard which regularly attracts the guilty young souls of the neighborhood. These include Philip - the new kid on the block - whose clumsiness with an expensive chess piece (and his interest in Emily) make him one of her most challenging clients. But comedic complications ensue when the Secret Keeper -normally so trustworthy - suddenly finds it difficult to keep all of her neighbors' secrets to herself.

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Critic Reviews for Little Secrets

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (17)

  • The kids in this syrupy family picture are spunky tykes and the adults are dolts, but Wood is worth watching because she's so clearly ready to play nobody's girl but her own.

    Sep 5, 2002 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • There are a lot of movies out there made for fourteen-year-old boys, a ton of movies made for six-year-old kids, this movie is made for ten-year-old girls and for what it is, I really like it.

    Aug 27, 2002
  • What you end up with are a bunch of kids acting not like kids, but how adults who've lost all sense of what it was like to be a kid think kids behave.

    Aug 23, 2002 | Full Review…

    Scott Foundas

    Top Critic
  • The movie's chipper charms, and its steadfast determination to present an alternative to overly merchandised multiplex fare (there's nary a pop song or product placement here), ultimately win out.

    Aug 23, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A touching film that will make audiences smile and cry at young characters who are learning about love and confession.

    Aug 23, 2002 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • It's a beguiling exploration of friendship, trust, truth, insecurity and, yes, secrets.

    Aug 23, 2002 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Little Secrets

  • Jul 07, 2013
    A fourteen-year-old girl keeps the secrets of her neighborhood peers. This is a fantastic film for white people by white people (with a few token minorities) about white people's problems. Overall, you should watch this if you like Evan Rachel Wood and white people.
    Jim H Super Reviewer
  • Feb 15, 2010
    This movie is a groundbreaking drama. It is a landmark as one of my favourite childhood films, and I wish it was even longer than 1 hour and 45 minutes! This movie released when I was 8 years old, and I cried back then, now I just look back on it as an amazing film.
    KJ P Super Reviewer
  • May 25, 2007
    Lovely coming-of-age movie. Recommended.
    Wildaly M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 02, 2006
    Yay for David Gallagher who was the voice actor for Riku in Kingdom Hearts! And also yay for my friend who was in this movie!
    Jezzy A Super Reviewer

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