Sunday, February 04, 2007

Little Children

It seems that living in the american suburbs is pretty much like living in hell, at least according to the way they are shown across cinema and television. This movie is the latest example and I have to say that is one of the most interesting. Telling us the stories of various characters living in a small american town, their relationships and the way they intercross, it also shows that 1- there is a child with dreams and still learning in everyone of us (the "Little Children" of the title), 2- that child is hidden most of the times because of social conventions and 3- the world is a very fucked up place and things can go very wrong. All this with an almost neutral point of view, where we can go from comedy to drama without realizing the transition, much like real life. In the meantime, Kate Winslet is turning out to be one of my current favourite actresses.

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