Little Boxes

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It's the summer before 6th grade, and Clark is the new biracial kid in a very white town. Discovering that to be cool he needs to act 'more black', he fumbles to meet expectations. Meanwhile, his urban intellectual parents Mack and Gina try to adjust to small-town living. Accustomed to life in New York, the tight-knit family is ill-prepared for the drastically different set of obstacles that their new community presents. They soon find themselves struggling to understand themselves and each other in this new context.

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  • "Little Boxes" offers tame social commentary in a pleasant package.

    Apr 14, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Has good intentions if not the subtlest delivery. Coming in at merely 84 minutes, the film had plenty of room to include more shading of its characters.

    Apr 14, 2017 | Full Review…
  • What keeps their movie watchable is that Lynskey, Ellis and Jackson are completely believable as a loving family unit going through a rough patch concerning their sense of identity and place.

    Apr 14, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Countless movies have examined what happens when a country mouse goes to the city; this one shows that leaving a gentrified urban oasis for a small-town world can be just as jolting.

    Apr 13, 2017 | Full Review…
  • While racist slights remain unfortunately common, Little Boxes doesn't exactly use them to illuminate the nuances of suburban life.

    Apr 12, 2017 | Full Review…
  • As perceptive as it is precious and predictable.

    Mar 21, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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