Two popular teen boys, best friends since childhood, discover their lives, families, and girlfriends dramatically upended after an unexpected incident occurs on the night of a 17th birthday party.
Pam says: Depicting a film that delicately uncovers the raw emotions of teens as they discover and explore who they are is a rare find, but “Giant Little Ones” does exactly that. Josh Wiggins and Darren Mann star as Franky and Ballas whose lives change forever as they act on an attraction to one another. Both understanding and reacting to the event differently causes a ripple effect that wounds both physically and emotionally. Incredible performances from Wiggins and Mann allow viewers to connect and understand the emotional turmoil and elicits greater understanding of others and maybe even compassion for teens who are viewed as being “different.”
Chuck says: Writer/director Keith Behrman’s intimate movie is a timely, powerful piece of work that deviates from the usual teen feature as it manages to take a realistic, sincere look at the problems that plague today’s teens. Young actors Josh Wiggins and Darren Mann shine as the troubled teens, bringing an honesty to their roles that resonates far after the credits roll. There are a few narrative coincidences that are a bit hard to swallow, but the good intentions that drive this movie and its sincere approach make this a winner.