Little Manhattan Synopsis
Fifth-grader discovers love for the first time in the form of classmate Rosemary.
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TV Guide

Sweetly sentimental story of young love.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
What a treasure - a funny, tart, romantic comedy about tweens suffering the pangs of first love. It makes the cityscape an essential part...
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
As in Allen's films, the extensive shooting -- mostly at locations in and around Central Park -- takes place in a whitebread world where...
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60

Empire

By Anna Smith
Not quite as nauseous as its plot might suggest, Little Manhattan is sassy as well as sweet.
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60

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
An endearing, affectionately humorous and even lyrical depiction of the dawning of adolescence amid the privileged, yet Jennifer Flackett's...
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60

The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
Small-scale, perfectly acted family film.
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50

L.A. Weekly

By F. X. Feeney
At its best, there's a strong (albeit live-action) echo of Charles M. Schulz's "Peanuts" in Little Manhattan. The movie's hero, Gabe, is a...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
While the juvenile performances are bright and engaging, and there's no shortage of genuinely humorous observations about love and life in...
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40

Village Voice

By Mark Holcomb
Who is this movie's target audience, anyway? Preteens will be bored stupid, while adults are unlikely to want to revisit puppy love in such...
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30

Variety

By Brian Lowry
Resting almost entirely on the shoulders of its young leads, both they and the pic lack the sparkle to sustain what seeks to be a whimsical...
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By x0_Ashley_0x
This movie...OH MY GOODNESS!! IT's soooooo adorable, and cute and funny. The crush storyline is extremely lovely yet quirky and fun....

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Rated PG | For mild thematic elements, language, and brief action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 10+ Refreshingly realistic tween tale of first love.
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