Friday, May 18, 2007

Little Children


Disappointed thirty-somethings have an affair in a desperate attempt to find something that is both real and their own; as they fixate on those particular pleasures, we begin to understand that the title refers to all of us -- we are all needing love and attention, making irrational playful choices, and hoping for more goodness. The cinematography, art direction, performances and direction all work together to make this a very artful, deliberate film; the script and the voiceover (arguably a subset of the script) render the film a little too plot-intensive and on-the-nose for its own good, but they do not detract from the significant goodness that the film offers us.

++++