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Format: DVD
Sku: 202221982
UPC: 024543224396
UPC 14: 00024543224396
Category Keywords: Divorce  Karate  New York City  Theatrical Release
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's Note
Mark Levin, who penned the film WIMBLEDON and was a co-producer of 80's staple THE WONDER YEARS, makes his directorial debut with LITTLE MANHATTAN. Simultaneously heartwarming and grueling, the film is a charming depiction of urban puppy love, set to a backdrop of landmarks New Yorkers will enjoy spotting. Gabe (Josh Hutcherson, ZATHURA) is a precocious 11-year-old who has a happy life on the Upper West Side, playing ball with his friends and preparing for a football career someday under the eye of his doting dad (Bradley Whitford, THE WEST WING, THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS). The only wrench in the works comes from his parents' long road to divorce, and his mom's (Cynthia Nixon, SEX & THE CITY) decision to start dating while Dad still lives in the apartment. When Gabe decides to sign up for karate class, his world is turned upside down by Rosemary Tesescoe (newcomer Charlie Ray), the "third-prettiest girl" in his class. Rosemary is good at karate while Gabe struggles with it, and her offer to help him practice leads to a chance for the kids to get to know each other. This gives rise to Gabe's eye-opening shift in how he sees Rosemary--and girls in general--as he discovers feelings he didn't even know existed. The halting evolution of their relationship avoids sentimentality, guided by Gabe's internal monologue that is both hilariously uncertain and surprisingly wise. The kids do things like get lost together in Central Park, and ride the subway alone for the first time--braving the terrors of the West Village, no less--exploring the city and their newfound feelings with a refreshing sincerity. Gabe's grand gestures manage to inspire the adults around him to rethink some things and take some risks of their own, while his discoveries about the meaning of love are something to which viewers of any age can relate.


Video Features DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby Digital (5.1); Dolby Surround Sound, Audio Commentary, Featurette, Deleted Scenes, English, Spanish Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/19/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 90 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2005
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2257388
Video UPC UPC: 00024543224396
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard/Widescreen  1.33:1/2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Talia Balsam
Video Cast Info Nick Cubbler
Video Cast Info Charlie Ray
Video Cast Info Willie Garson
Video Cast Info Cynthia Nixon
Video Cast Info Josh Pais
Video Cast Info Bradley Whitford
Video Cast Info Josh Hutcherson
Video Cast Info Jennifer Flackett - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Mark Levin - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Ezra Swerdlow - Producer
Video Cast Info Kara Francis - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Tim Orr - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Vivian Cannon - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Chad Fisher - Music
Video Cast Info Gavin Polone - Producer

Professional Reviews

Total Film
3 stars out of 5 -- "The film has a winning charm....It's also great fun..." 06/01/2006 p.48

Sight and Sound
"A whimsical, humorous exploration of first love....LITTLE MANHATTAN is an engaging, lightly humorous coming-of-age portrait that manages to be affecting..." 07/01/2006 p.58

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Nixon,Cynthia
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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