Giant Little Ones

Release Date: March 1st, 2019

R |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

Franky Winter and Ballas Kohl have been best friends since childhood. They are high school royalty: handsome, stars of the swim team, and popular with girls. They live a perfect teenage life - until the night of Franky's epic 17th birthday party when Franky and Ballas are involved in an unexpected incident that changes their lives forever.

Cast: Josh Wiggins, Darren Mann, Taylor Hickson, Maria Bello, Kyle MacLachlan, Niamh Wilson, Hailey Kittle, Peter Outerbridge

Director: Keith Behrman

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Euclid 431 Pictures, Storyboard Entertainment, Sugar Shack Productions, Scythia Films

Keywords: Tense, Best friend, Growing up, Emotional, Touching, Intense, 2010s, Love, Mother, House, Friendship, Transformation, Father, Girlfriend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Though hardly radical, Giant Little Ones’ advocacy for empathy is warmly argued — perhaps encouraging you, in kind, to forgive this slight film’s shortcomings. show more

  • 70
    Alex SavelievFilm Threat

    Behrman sidesteps overt sentimentality, captures some heartrending moments and most importantly, doesn’t resolve everything with a neat “happily ever after” conclusion. The lasting impression Giant Little Ones casts may not be “giant” – but it’s certainly not “little” either. show more

  • 80
    Boyd van HoeijThe Hollywood Reporter

    This is a confidently shot and beautifully acted story that manages to transcend quite a few — if clearly not all — of the coming-of-age genre’s cliches by delving into how the Millennial generation experiences sexuality, ostracism and growing up and how they try to relate to their parents and peers. show more

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