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Small world, big city

little manhattan posterRight after I moved to New York City in 2006, I saw the movie Little Manhattan on cable.

It had been released the year before, but I had unique experience of watching the characters interact on the streets right outside my Upper West Side apartment — when those streets were still fairly new to me.

It was also a love story — albeit an innocent one — between an 11-year old boy and girl, which you don’t see every day.

It was on cable again today.  I caught the last 30 minutes while I was eating lunch.

This time the streets were very familiar — even more so, since I have moved even closer to the film’s epicenter.  The story was still sweet, but one of the actors is now…

Break-out famous.

That little boy is none other than Josh Hutcherson, Peeta in the Hunger Games saga.  My, how he has grown.  And back when I first saw Little Manhattan, I didn’t realize that Josh was also a fellow Kentuckian.

New York City really is a very small town.

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Breakup to makeup

From the outside looking in, the business of show seems like it gets smaller all the time.

Actors and directors want to work with folks they like.  So once they have a good experience, they get paired up again and again. Relationships form. Money is made.

Endings are happy.

Until things go wrong…and that ‘small world’ can turn around and bite you in the butt.

But if you’re lucky — and you and your ex- are both funny — being forced to work together after the breakup can be fun for everyone.

So glad we get to watch!