Fri 16 Jun -Little Men

Bar Opens 7.00pm Screening 8.00pm – Croft Hall Hungerford


Review Kermode
Top Critic
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer September 2, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle August 10, 2016
The movie is as interesting as spying on your neighbors during the most interesting 85 minutes of their lives, as well as a sensitive look at what it’s like to be 15 years old and have no control over anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Rotten Tomatoes 71%
Critics Consensus: 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
When 13-year-old Jake’s (Theo Taplitz) grandfather dies, his family moves from Manhattan back into his father’s old Brooklyn home. There, Jake befriends the charismatic Tony (Michael Barbieri), whose single mother Leonor (Paulina Garcia), a dressmaker from Chile, runs the shop downstairs. Soon, Jake’s parents Brian (Greg Kinnear) and Kathy (Jennifer Ehle) — one, a struggling actor, the other, a psychotherapist — ask Leonor to sign a new, steeper lease on her store. For Leonor, the proposed new rent is untenable, and a feud ignites between the adults. At first, Jake and Tony don’t seem to notice; the two boys, so different on the surface, begin to develop a formative kinship as they discover the pleasures of being young in Brooklyn. Jake aspires to be an artist, while Tony wants to be an actor, and they have dreams of going to the same prestigious arts high school together. But the children can’t avoid the problems of their parents forever, and soon enough, the adult conflict intrudes upon the borders of their friendship.

A new pair of best friends have their bond tested by their parents’ battle over a dress shop lease.
Director: Ira Sachs
Writers: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias
Stars: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Paulina García | See full cast & crew »

A new pair of best friends have their bond tested by their parents’ battle over a dress shop lease.

TYPE Feature


RELEASE DATES 23/09/2016

BBFCINSIGHT mild bad language, infrequent mild violence

GENRE(S) Drama


CAST INCLUDES Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Paulina Garcia, Alfred Molina, Theo Taplitz, Michael Barbieri

SUMMARY LITTLE MEN is a US coming-of-age drama about the friendship between two boys whose parents are involved in a financial dispute.

CUT All known versions of this work passed uncut.

Parental guidance iconPG
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