In Manhattan, 10-year-old Gabe finds his first love when he meets his former kindergarten mate, eleven-year-old Rosemary, in his karate classes. Confused with his new feelings and with the divorce process of his beloved parents, Leslie and Adam, he experiences the delightful unknown sensation of being in love for the first time.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
At 0:00:58 in the director/writer commentary on the 4/4/2006 20th Century Fox DVD the husband and wife team of Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett mention the original concept was for a fourth grade love story, but it evolved into a fifth grade love story. See more »
The film opens with the camera shooting down through a basketball hoop with a chain net and six boys beneath, but at 0:00:48 the shot cuts to a court-level horizontal shot of ten boys around the basket, none of whom are dresses like the preceding six boys. At 0:05:18 more brief shots of the six boys (dressed as in the opening shot) on the basketball court are shown. See more »
For those of you out there less experienced that me let me tell you something about girls. They're basically gross. See this is pretty much black and white from where i'm standing. Used to be back in the day maybe first or second grade popular wisdom was they give you cooties.
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It's about time! I've been tired of the usual romantic comedies -- guy in high-school/college/work falls in love with beautiful girl -- the courting.. the romanticism (i mean physical stuff! a lot of it!).. breakup.. rejoining.. happy ever after.
The usual formula.. it's followed since the start of time and it will remain there until the nukes destroy this world. BUT this movie had something different to offer.. of course there's a guy and definitely there's a girl.. and yES! he falls in love! that's obvious.. wouldn't be a romantic comedy without that..
One thing that is definitely different in this case is that the boy is a 10 yr old and the girl.. um.. 11 yrs..
So.. yeah.. a brilliant concept.. looking at love from the perspective of a kid. Something we saw before in The Wonder Years of course.. but much more. It gives you a very personal look at New York and Manhattan. The emotions and the feelings evoked by the whole affair in the situation is realistic and very funny.
Overall a feel good movie with a different twist on the physical side of love.. Please watch it! I'm sure you'll love every second!
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