• Littlerock (2011)


Release Date: September 2nd, 2011

DVD Release Date: April 10th, 2012

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 23 min

Plot Summary

Vacationing Japanese siblings (Atsuko Okatsuka, Rintaro Sawamoto) become stranded in a California desert town but soon warm up to life in the dusty burg.

Cast: Atsuko Okatsuka, Rintaro Sawamoto, Brett L. Tinnes, Cory Zacharia, Roberto Sanchez, Matthew Fling, Ivy Khan, Lee Lynch

Director: Mike Ott

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Small Form Films

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Not often have I been more certain of the direction a movie is heading, or more wrong. Littlerock, a sensitive indie feature by Mike Ott, plays fair. I was misled only by my own cynicism. show more

  • 75
    Jeannette CatsoulisNPR

    Not until the film's surprisingly touching finale do we learn the source of that friction, in a delicately handled sequence that retroactively floods the story with satisfying context. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Littlerock could easily be described as the flip side of "Lost in Translation": Instead of Americans struggling to communicate in Japan, it's the Japanese who are out of the loop when they get stranded in the outer, outer fringes of the Los Angeles area. show more

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