Little Children is a film satring Kate Winslet(Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Patrick Wilson(Watchmen), Jennifer Connelly(Requiem of A Dream), & Jackie Earl Haley(Watchmen) and is directed by Todd Field. The film centers on two main characters Sarah(Winslet) and Brad(Wilson), two parents who both feel that they are missing something in their lives. With them meeting each other, they see an opportunity try and fine what they're looking for in each other. This is dramatic film with some funny parts, yeah. But not that dramatic to get me tearing, but some really awkward moments too. It is a good story that I think comes out well in the end, maybe not for everyone, but still a good movie.
The movie also shows the character of Ronald(Haley) who has been recently released from prison, for which he spent his time in for indecent exposure to a minor. When he returns to his mother's home, he is met with some hostile welcome from a member of the community. When I came in to this film, it had an opening of a narration of that somewhat proper deep sounding voice, and hearing that, I had a feeling it was gonna be one of those films with a character(s) with their ups and downs and happys by the end. And it was kind of like that in a way, kind of. Sarah and Brad meet each other in a children's playground with their kids and they struck a small but soon to grow relationship with each other. They begin to use their kids as an excuse to meet each other more because they are both already married, Sarah to a rich business suit type guy who perves on the internet, and Brad to a woman who wears the pants in the family and is the main provider. You can probably see why Sarah and Brad might be interested in each other. Except, I don't how Brad would cheat on his wife when she looks like this...
(ass to ass.)
Anyways, both Winslet and Wilson give great, if not then good enough, performances. I liked Winslet in Eternal Sunshine but she seemed ok here, typical insecure mother wanting the hot guy. Wilson on the other hand I thought gave a slightly more impressive performance because I just like him. He didn't come out to be that typical hot guy who seemed like an A hole to me just because all the women wanna "fudge" him. He actually seemed likable and sympathetic as a father who wasn't getting any from his wife, so yeah. Now the guy who I thought really did a great job wan Jackie Earl Haley.
This guy was really fit his role in most of his scenes. Firstly because he looks a weird enough of a guy and second, he really came off as an awkward, weird, and flawed kind of guy and he knew. There is a part in the movie where I thought at first he was just misunderstood and stuff but then he does something and wow, this just is "fudged" in the head or something. To think this is what that little cursing racist kid turned out to be, and then Rorschach, and that's a whole different awesome there. Haley plays Ronald, the perve of the community who is also kind of trying to find his place in list, or even just a place in his neighborhood.
Anyways, this was still an enjoyable movie to watch, interesting, you won't want to turn away and their are some sex scenes and Winslet getting nude if you care to know(I'm sure you do).