Little children

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[2007]
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Oscar-nominated filmmaker Todd Field teams with novelist Tom Perrotta to adapt Perrotta's acclaimed novel concerning the suburban malaise experienced by a handful of small-town individuals whose intersecting lives converge in a variety of surprising, and sometimes ominous, ways. Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, and Patrick Wilson star in a cinematic adaptation that doesn't aim so much to simply reproduce the book for the screen as it does to re-imagine the written word by exploring new possibilities for the characters and situations originally presented in Perrotta's 2004 best-seller. Sarah (Winslet) is a suburban outsider who, unlike the other playground moms, isn't afraid to approach the dreamy but long-absent father whom smitten housewives have taken to calling the "Prom King." Long days at the local community pool with their respective children soon find Sarah becoming acquainted with local husband and father Brad (Patrick Wilson) -- who seems to share in her seething discontentment with life in their quaint commuter town. An English literature major who never envisioned a fate as a soccer mom, Sarah has a growing dissatisfaction with her successful husband (Gregg Edelman) that parallels Brad's increasing frustration with his inability to pass the bar and connect with his wife, Kathy (Jennifer Connelly), a successful documentary filmmaker. It's not long before the dejected pair is meeting for a series of illicit afternoon trysts as their unsuspecting spouses work and their children lie quietly napping. Meanwhile, after the community is riled by the return of a convicted sex offender (Jackie Earle Haley) who leaves the concerned parents scrambling to protect their young ones, an attempt made by Sarah and Brad to legitimize their clandestine relationship by dining together with their respective spouses begins to awaken Kathy's suspicions about the fidelity of her husband. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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auth_author2Berger, Albert (Motion picture producer)
Connelly, Jennifer.
Edelman, Gregg.
Emmerich, Noah.
Field, Todd.
Goldstein, Sadie.
Haley, Jackie Earle, 1961-
Perrotta, Tom, 1961-
Simpkins, Ty.
Somerville, Phyllis.
Wilson, Patrick, 1973-
Winslet, Kate.
Yerxa, Ron.
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Bona Fide Productions.
Connelly, Jennifer.
Edelman, Gregg.
Emmerich, Noah.
Field, Todd.
Goldstein, Sadie.
Haley, Jackie Earle,1961-
New Line Cinema Corporation.
New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
Perrotta, Tom,1961-Little children.
Simpkins, Ty.
Somerville, Phyllis.
Standard Film Company.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Wilson, Patrick,1973-
Winslet, Kate.
Yerxa, Ron.
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display_descriptionSarah Pierce is a new stay at home mom struggling with the solitude of her new role. Spending every moment with a three year old tests the patience of the one-time English scholar. One day, at a local playground, she interacts with a group of moms and the differences are clear. They embrace motherhood and seem to relish all that their new role brings. One day, Brad, a stay at home dad brings his son to the playground. Sarah is amazed to find these mom have never talked to Brad and one of the women bets Sarah five dollars that she won't get his phone number. Sarah not only gets his phone number, but he lets him in on the joke and they hug and kiss. Emasculated by his wife, Kathy, Brad becomes slightly obsessed with finding ways to demonstrate he can still produce testosterone. Soon, Sarah and Brad start a passionate affair. At the same time, their quiet suburban community deals with Ronnie, a convicted pedophile who has just been released from prison. He returns to his mother's home and she helps him endure the constant taunts of an overzealous neighbor. These lives intersect in surprising and potentially dangerous ways.
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subject_facetChild molesters -- Drama
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Melodrama
Melodrama -- Feature
Stay-at-home mothers -- Drama
Suspense films
Thriller -- Feature
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_displayLittle children
title_fullLittle children [videorecording] / New Line Cinema presents a Bona Fide Productions/Standard Film Company production ; produced by Albert Berger, Todd Field, Ron Yerxa ; screenplay by Todd Field & Tom Perrotta ; directed by Todd Field
title_shortLittle children
topic_facetChild molesters
Stay-at-home mothers
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
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