will meyer

Nerd of multiple disciplines. Father of boys. Employee of Spotify.

“Little Children” Is Excellent

Lots of folks seem to like/respect it, and they should. Everyone's great in it. The screenplay is amazing. But let's be honest here about what puts it over the top -- it's the voice-over. I ain't no film reviewer, though I have watched a lot of films in my day, so let's just say Will Lyman is my hero for being in this. He helps it cross the line from being just another suburban dystopia thing (they're fun, but come on), and makes it into a truly new work. And it ain't just the irony, it's the whole package (even though the touch-football sequence is riveting).

Anyhoo, rent it at your friendly local online non-Blockbuster DVD service. You could probably torrent it, but hey, we're not kids anymore...