Little Secrets (with Limited Edition CD premium)
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- Exclusive soundtrack CD
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Top Customer Reviews
The movie keeps the audience interested and entertained from one element to another as the secret keeper's own secrets sensitively unfold. We considered this worth watching several times and that is not something we usually do.
The drama of the story is not quite Oscar Material, maybe a 4.5 stars, but for a family movie, Mom and Dad will be pleasantly surprised and satisfied that it was money - and time - well spent. If you are looking for a stirring and entertaining movie for children age 8-100, this one should please everyone. I strongly recommend this purchase.
At the heart of the film is fourteen year old Emily (played by Rachel Wood) who is the neighborhood "secret keeper", charging a small fee so that the neighborhood children can unload their guilty consciences (and sometimes a broken item or two) with her. Unbeknownst to her young clients, however, Emily has her own secret, a huge one, which she has been hiding for years.
Meanwhile, complications ensue as Emily finds that secrets and lie have a way of growing more difficult to hide.
All of this unfolds in a very believable way. How refreshing to find a film that teaches solid values without heavy moralizing or preaching to its audience. I'm buying several copies to give as gifts because I think films like this deserve support..and, hopefully, more like this will be made. Highest recommendation for this one!
Well: GET THIS NOW AND LOVE IT!! Evan Rachel Wood, charmingly willowy and adolescent here, plays a musical prodigy (violin) who moonlights as the neighborhood secret-keeper. She dispenses advice after hearing secrets, ranging from how best to hide the evidence of broken heirlooms to how one can masquerade as one's older sister. All her clients are delightfully under 10 years of age, and great little actors. The little girl who's dying for a collection of real cats and the intrepid autistic boy who finds a Tyrannosaurus Rex while digging to China are the show stealers at this stage of the film. If only the secret keeper can help the girl cope with the cats she's cat-napped, and help the boy decide how to handle his paleontological find!
Enter the magnificent Michael Angarano ("Sky High", "Forbidden Kingdom"), who is just now hitting his stride as a major star. Lanky and hilarious, with twitches and facial expressions that put the young Shia La Boeuf to shame, he appears as the new guy in town (which is implied to be Somewhere, Florida but is actually Salt Lake City, Utah).
With his flippant yet clumsy view of the world, he befriends Evan the Secret Keeper--then the fur flies when they all discover that secrets are not to be taken lightly...or piled steadily onto anyone's shoulders. The film ends beautifully with all the kids and the rest of the characters fessing up, thereby destroying the ugly karmic cycle of secret-keeping.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another one of my daughter's favorite movies when she was growing up. She loves it!Published 6 months ago by JacquieT
One star for the terrible message of "adorable older brother" winning out over the effort put into the friendship by the younger brother. Spoiled the whole story.Published 12 months ago by Beachcomber
This is a great movie for young and old. It is great for those who love music. I watched part of it on the Family Chanel on TV and did not find where it was viewing again. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Patty Cook
That is cute & funny movie for kids which we have them both in VHS & DVD... We (kids) like it & it is good condition DVD.. Thank you & have a good day!!Published on September 5, 2013 by Mai P. Pham
Just by accident, I saw this on TV and knew when it was over that I had to have it. Love to watch it and share it with friends. What a great story!Published on April 29, 2013 by Jay-Dee Pooley
I love this movie. It was purchased for my grand daughters and they loved it. Good to have. Teaches a lesson.Published on March 18, 2013 by Brave Woman