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Based on 34 Critics
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fan reviews ( 5 )
  • This unnervingly funny and quietly devastating film -- director Todd Field's first since his smash 2001 debut with "In the Bedroom" -- pulls you in like a magnetic-force field. show more

  • Perrotta and Field succeed, not by guessing, but by knowing this world. They understand it enough to see it with cold precision -- and to approach it, at times, with disarming warmth. The characters aren't types, but people. show more

  • Mr. Field is a filmmaker with an exceptional gift for directing actors -- he's an actor himself -- and an eye for telling detail. (His cinematographer here, as in the previous film, is Antonio Calvache, and again the images are quietly sumptuous.) Yet I was put off by Little Children's satiric tone. show more

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  • February 15, 2012 jp00000000112825
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    This movie has nothing to do with romance, relationships or even sudden, pleasant affair. It\'s a disgust in it\'s pure form and contents. Two separate storeis are completely unrelated and look artificial: Kate\'s character unhappy relationship and child molester. Perhaps both stories are sucked out of the finger of whomever wrote this low level pervert cast/story. The lack of main canvas is also evident. Just bunch of stupid scenes (except perhaps good footage of Naked Kate) hardly related to each other. I\'m shocked to see what kind level Americal cinematography has reached. Please don\'******* this piece of crap, unless you are a pervert who like to see mental people suffering their destiny. Life is more then that... If you want to see the true, tragic romance story, please watch \"Bitter Moon\" by Polanski.

  • April 07, 2010 lizzlizz49
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    This movie struck a disturbing chord with me, in a good way. This movie shed light on the inner workings of some suburban communities. It's safe to say that the convictied sex offender was not the sickest person in the plot. 4 stars

  • August 09, 2008 wuzzgo0d
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    Shut uuup to the person in the bottom the water drop crap....i love this move is so great i love kate winslet in this moves shes the best i love all her movies shes my favorite actress =D

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