Little Secrets
PG
Entertainment: +2
Acceptability: +3 1/2

Evan Rachel Wood, from TVs Once and Again, stars as Emily, a gifted teenage violinist who gives up summer camp with her friends to practice for try-outs with the local symphony orchestra. Emily also worries about her family relations with the imminent birth of a sibling. Whenever neighborhood children do something that might get them in trouble, like breaking a sisters necklace, they take the pieces to Emily to keep their secret safe, for a small fee. Emily provides a sympathetic ear, and advice, for them as the neighborhood secret keeper. Michael Angarano plays Phillip, whose family moves in next to Emilys house. A broken chess piece introduces Phillip to Emily and her secret keeping business. But Emily has a few secrets of her own, which along with keeping everyone elses, worry about try-outs and her moms pregnancy, begin to overflow her wall of secrecy and let the cat or in the case of one child, cats, - out of the bag. This delightful tale and the young cast touch the right chords in presenting a realistic view of some difficult turns in growing up. Vivica A. Fox plays Emilys violin teacher who helps put some secrets in perspective.

Part confessional, although Emily says its not like church, part advice counselor, Emily provides an outlet for children fearing punishment for their actions. But she also advises them how to deal with their problems in an adult manner. And she learns that keeping secrets can hurt relationships. Amazingly free of objectionable material, LITTLE SECRETS is a major enjoyment.

Preview Reviewer: Paul Bicking
Distributor: IDP Distribution, 1133 Broadway St., Ste 926, New York, NY, 10010

Summary
Crude Language: None
Obscene Language: None
Profanity: None
Violence: Few times - mild (fall off roof)
Sexual Intercourse: None
Nudity: None
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: None
Drug Abuse: None
Other:
Running Time: 107 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens and under

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