Tuesday, 6 December 2011

little manhattan (2005) - mark levin and jennifer flackett

A lightweight and sometimes quirky coming of age comedy drama about a young boy falling in love for the first time.
Little Manhattan is also (like Woody Allen's Manhattan) an homage to the city itself, with some great shots around Central Park, the Upper West Side, and the Hudson.
It is very similar in style and pace to 'The Wonder Years' (Mark Levin was a writer for the show), but includes some surreal/fantasy shots, such as a building turning into a ship.
Our hero, Gabe (Josh Hutcherson) gets reacquainted with an old school friend (Rosemary - played by Charlie Ray), at karate classes, and manages to fall for her just before she is to leave for summer camp (and then onto a private school).
In the meantime, his parents are in the process of getting a divorce, and he (like his father), finds it difficult to express or act upon his feelings.
I must have got something in my eye towards the end of the film when Gabe and Rosemary danced. Either that or l think l have turned soft and senile (or it is my allergy to the idiot rabbit).

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