I don't think the movie Little Children will be a popular box office film, I don't think many people will buy it and put it on their DVD shelves. But I think it will be critically acclaimed and mentioned come award season.
Little Children is Todd Fields first picture to direct since 2001's critical success In The Bedroom (which scored 5 academy award nomiantions including Best Picture).
Like In The Bedroom, Little Children seems like the type of movie that explores dark themes and gives characters a chance to explore challenging multi-dimensional characters.
The film is based on the novel by the same title by Tom Perotta (who also wrote the book which the movie Election was based off of). Despite the title, the book appears to really be about the parents of little children who's lives behind doors are incredibly bizarre and when they come in contact with eachother it becomes strangely dangerous.
The film stars Kate Winslet, who seems to have a great chance of not just getting her 5th academy award nomination for this film, but perhaps even her first win. Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly also stars in this film along side Patrick Wilson, Noah Emmerich, and others.
Come December, when this film opens in limited release critics will rave, while we watch warmer holiday movies and wait for the limited release to expand so that we can see what appears to be an impressive, satirically dark film.
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