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Littlerock2010

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  • 3.6
LITTLEROCK is a powerfully intimate drama that captures the fears and desires of a young Japanese woman lost in America. Rintaro (Rintaro Sawamoto) and Atsuko (Atsuko Okatsuka, who also co-wrote the script) are a Japanese brother and sister spending their summer traveling through the U.S. While on their way to San Francisco, their car breaks down in Littlerock, California, and they kill time with the local young drunks, touring the endless keggers that are the only entertainment in town. Atsuko speaks no English and becomes the exotic center of attention in this isolated burg, deflecting advances by what seems like every available man in town. When love does come her way, she discovers that passion can be as fleeting as a visit abroad. Directed by Mike Ott, LITTLEROCK is an affectingly authentic portrait of the bittersweet pain of young love and the cruel reality of cultural miscommunication, making it one of the most emotionally moving American independents in recent memory.

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Winner of the "Someone to Watch" award at the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards.


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Engaging throughout, loved her character.

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Engaging throughout, loved her character.

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Mike Ott's film is confident as an exploration of communication failures. It is not just the tourist who is lost in America -- the American seem to be even more so than she. If only the film had been a bit tighter in editing -- "Littlerock" is just a little too long.

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Atsuko is wonderful & i really like Rintaro_can't say i liked the american kids_sort of a cool awkward story_the mexican (i think) kitchen worker is really cool too_their final destination changes the whole meaning of the film_it's almost a different film after

This film was very interesting. Two people meet from different backgrounds and culture. And, although she didn't speak English they still communicated cause some things are universal. She also knew what was going on around her because of her intuitive nature.

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