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TIFF Review: ‘Giant Little Ones’

September 9, 2018Britany Murphy

Having to figure out and even defend your sexuality is a struggle that many teens live through daily. Couple that with the other hardships of being a teenager and an intimate encounter with your best friend, and it would only serve to make things harder.

Franky (Josh Wiggins) and his best friend, Ballas (Darren Mann), are both star athletes on the swim team and two of the more popular teens at their high school. With girls seemingly wrapped around their fingers and Ballas having recently lost his virginity with his girlfriend, Jess (Kiana Madeira), it is now Franky's turn. The night of his 17th birthday party seems like it will be the perfect time for him and Priscilla (Hailey Kittle) to take the next step in their relationship, but when Franky and Priscilla's plans suddenly change, an intimate encounter between the two friends leaves the pair, their girlfriends and their families at a crossroads.

Directed by Keith Behrman, Giant Little Ones is an ode to adolescence and self-acceptance that will reach a broad audience. Not only is it smart, it truly is a touching film that captures the various ups and downs of life and its many relationships.

Giant Little Ones makes its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Its runtime is 1 hr. 33 min.

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