Manny & Lo (1996)



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In this dark comedy, two sisters run away from home and survive by stealing. Manny is eleven and Lo is sixteen and very pregnant. While in a department store, the two decide to kidnap a screwball clerk, who offers them some good advice about life and child-bearing.
R (adult situations/language)
Comedy , Drama
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Paul Guilfoyle (II)
as Mr. Humphreys
Novella Nelson
as Georgine
Monica Smith
as Chuck's Mom
Dean Silvers
as Suburban Family Member
Marlen Hecht
as Suburban Family Member
Forrest Silvers
as Suburban Family Member
Tyler Silvers
as Suburban Family Member
Lisa Campion
as Convenience Store Clerk
Susan Decker
as Baby Store Customer No. 1
Marla Zuk
as Baby Store Customer No. 2
Bonnie Johnson
as Baby Store Customer No. 3
Melanie Johansson
as Golf Course Family Member
Karsten Johansson
as Golf Course Family Member
Hunter Johansson
as Golf Course Family Member
Vanessa Johansson
as Golf Course Family Member
David DeStaebler
as Golf Course Cop
Mark Palmieri
as Golf Course Cop
Tony Arnaud
as Sheriff
Nicholas Lent
as Lo's Baby
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Critic Reviews for Manny & Lo

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (10)

Its thematic scope stays rather small, and the final third of the movie seems muted and flat.

Full Review… | April 2, 2003
Washington Post
Top Critic

A sweet little fable, a bit shy on substance but quite charming in the telling.

Full Review… | December 23, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

An unapologetically small but wholly original movie, warm-hearted but not precious, and possessed of a gently wacky sensibility.

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

It is a slight enterprise, not always expert in its construction, but it is sweet without being cloying, and it is sentimental in beneficial ways.

December 31, 1999
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

With its carefully-modulated combination of light comedy and drama, the film casts a gentle spell.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Top Critic

The story settles into a fairly routine feminist fable.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Manny & Lo


Two girl on the run, one pregnant and the other lost in a fantasy land,also known as thelma and louise with sisters.

Jessica Harris
Jessica Harris

An honest, original independent film with developed characters. Sequenced perfectly. Saw it first in 96. Many times since. SJ's talent was quite apparent!

Emily J
Emily J

Scarlett Johansson REALLY way back in the day. Interesting very young delinquents kidnap adult story.

Jasmine Valentine
Jasmine Valentine

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