A 10-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl find love in New York City.

Director:

Mark Levin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Hutcherson ... Gabe
Charlotte Ray Rosenberg ... Rosemary (as Charlie Ray)
Bradley Whitford ... Adam
Cynthia Nixon ... Leslie
Willie Garson ... Ralph
Tonye Patano ... Birdie
J. Kyle Manzay J. Kyle Manzay ... Master Coles
Josh Pais ... Ronny
John Dossett ... Mickey Telesco
Talia Balsam ... Jackie Telesco
Jonah Meyerson ... Sam
Michael Bush Michael Bush ... Max (as Michael Anthony Bush)
Brian W. Aguiar Brian W. Aguiar ... Jacob
Nick Cubbler Nick Cubbler ... Daryl Kitzens
Anthony Laflamme Anthony Laflamme ... Tim Staples
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Storyline

In Manhattan, 10-year-old Gabe finds his first love when he meets his former kindergarten mate, eleven-year-old Rosemary, in his karate classes. Confused with his new feelings and with the divorce process of his beloved parents, Leslie and Adam, he experiences the delightful unknown sensation of being in love for the first time. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Nothing's as big as your first love. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements, language and brief action | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Shot entirely on location in New York. See more »

Goofs

Gabe claims that he didn't know anyone else but Rosemary on his first day of Karate class. But later when he gets partnered with David Betanahu he comments on how David has had a mustache since nursery school. And the photo shown of young David is the exact same class photo that included young Gabe and young Rosemary. Since you can spot David among the others in the first day of karate class, it can't be argued that David joined later. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gabe: For those of you out there less experienced that me let me tell you something about girls. They're basically gross. See this is pretty much black and white from where i'm standing. Used to be back in the day maybe first or second grade popular wisdom was they give you cooties.
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Connections

References Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
Written by Barry Mason and Tony Macaulay
Performed by Freedy Johnston
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
by arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Sweet and Well Done - Definitely a XMAS Sleeper
1 December 2005 | by LAKERS34See all my reviews

It's simple, it's cute, it's unpretentious, and it's pretty much blood-free. It tells a sweet story about innocence and romance which is applicable to all of us despite using 11 year-old kids (Josh Hutcherson, a "veteran" and Charlie Rose, a newcomer) as its main players...This film will remind many of you of "The Wonder Years", which of course isn't a bad thing (Wouldn't you say that was GREAT television??). There is a nice parallel in the story in that while the main character is falling in love, his own parents are falling out of it and headed for the splits.

Mark Levin (Wimbledon, and yes...The Wonder Years) turns in another solid effort and shows he is anything but complacent - He gets great work out of his actors and the cinematography makes Manhattan a sparkling place for all. The story is key in a film with no action, violence, or thrills and thankfully, the story here strikes a chord with just about everyone! See it now before it becomes a XMAS blockbuster!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2006 (Puerto Rico) See more »

Also Known As:

Flowergirl See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,397, 2 October 2005

Gross USA:

$385,373

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,254,005
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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