November 07, 2006

A Woody Allen Movie, With 11-Year-Olds

That's how one critic described "Little Manhattan," a delightful and funny little movie that Becca and I watched last night. It's been on HBO a lot lately; we actually started watching it a few weeks ago and missed the end because we had to go somewhere.

A wonderfully photographed New York movie that very much makes the Upper West Side a character, "Little Manhattan" captures as well as any movie I've seen what it's like to be a preteen boy, just discovering girls, and not having any idea what to do or say. And, it's got Josh from "The West Wing" and Miranda from "Sex and the City" as the hero's divorcing-but-still-living-together parents.

It's sort of unbelievable that a movie this good barely got a theatrical release last year, and that I'd never even heard of it until we stumbled across it on TV.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 7, 2006 12:05 PM

As I am often a contrarian around here, I think I should say when I agree with you. This is a great little movie with the right tone towards its characters and its city. You are also correct that it is pathetic that so much junk gets promoted when something like this all but disappears without a trace.

Posted by: DBrooks at November 7, 2006 02:04 PM
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