mardi 30 août 2016

Little Men — A soft family film that will put things in perspective — 9*/10

  • Overall: It's a soft and very impactful conflict between family values and capitalism. It's a quiet fight between unequal pressures with the kids as collateral.
  • Who is it for? Those looking for something that feels real and that's about families without heavy drama.
  • Synopsis & information
  • Known actors: Jennifer Ehle and Greg Kinnear.
  • Cameos: Alfred Molina.
  • Setting: Brooklyn, New York City, middle-class families, low and high.
  • Style: Very realistic quiet drama.
  • Pacing: Not too slow, not too quick. Things develop at their own pace without creating any dead air.
  • Intro: You jump in just at the right place, the stage is cleverly set, you immediately know what stuff each of the characters are made of and the rest goes pretty smoothly.
  • Story: Very realistic, easy to immerse yourself into and relate. It is a fact of life, things don't always go as you'd wish, but you try your best even though you could have done better. You know what's the right thing to do. The thing is, can you do it? You can't simply bury your head in the sand. That being said, the just of it is pretty basic, but it's all about how each character deals with it. Central is the relationship between the two boys.
  • Ending: Perfect. Just like life.
  • Epilogue: The end is the epilogue.
  • Dialogs: Very realistic and well built.
  • Characters: Great depth and realism.
  • Acting: Superb. Just.
  • Visuals: Very solid.
  • Afterthoughts: This is a movie that leaves you with a bit of introspection, a few flashbacks from your childhood and a sense of sadness even though it is not sad. It is life, after all.