• Little Children (2006)

Little Children

Release Date: October 6th, 2006

DVD Release Date: May 1st, 2007

R |2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

Sarah (Kate Winslet) is a well-educated woman who cannot come to terms with her life as a housewife and mother. Brad (Patrick Wilson), a stay-at-home dad, is married to a beautiful filmmaker (Jennifer Connelly) and goes skateboarding instead of studying for the bar exam. The pair meet at a playground and soon begin having secret trysts while their children nap and their spouses are at work.

Cast: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Noah Emmerich, Gregg Edelman, Phyllis Somerville, Raymond J. Barry

Director: Todd Field

Genres: Drama

Production Co: New Line Cinema, Standard Film Company Inc., Bona Fide Productions

Keywords: Death, Dark, Hospital, Fall, Love, Marriage, Gripping, Mother, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Providing richness of detail and metaphor, elegantly blueprinted themes and impressive mastery of a constantly shifting tone, Little Children does just that. It is a deeply satisfying film. show more

  • 100
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    Unnervingly good, Little Children is one of the rare American films about adultery that feels right--dangerous, hushed, immediate. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)