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Little Boxes (2017)



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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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Oona Laurence
as Ambrosia
Veanne Cox
as Sarita
Julie Hays
as Dean Maureen
Jabari Gray
as Nathaniel
Colin Critchley
as Nigel Fishpond's Kid
Tanner Flood
as Chester
Violet Knobel
as Brittany
Richard Hirschfeld
as Ruddy Faced Professor
Talia Jackson
as High School Girl
Kapil Bawa
as Truck Driver
Bleu Kingsley
as Middle School Girl
Bill Phillips
as Mold Remediator
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All Critics (21) | Top Critics (13)

In Little Boxes, there's cause for optimism because Meyer and Howell are doing interesting work that's absolutely necessary and not always easy: interrogating whiteness and the ways it shapes the people of color who encounter it.

September 26, 2017 | Full Review…

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

April 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.

April 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.

April 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.

April 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Rob Meyer's satisfying coming-of-age dramedy examines race relations through the story of an interracial family relocated to Washington State from multicultural Brooklyn.

April 13, 2017 | Full Review…

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