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Little Boxes (film)

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Little Boxes
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRob Meyer
Written byAnnie Howell
Produced by
CinematographyTom Richmond
Edited byMarc Vives
Music byKris Bowers
  • Kid Noir Productions
  • Mighty Engine
  • Related Pictures
  • Gilbert Films
Distributed byGunpowder & Sky
Release dates
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States

Little Boxes is a 2016 American independent dramedy film, directed by Rob Meyer and written by Annie Howell. It stars Melanie Lynskey, Nelsan Ellis, Armani Jackson, Oona Laurence, Janeane Garofalo, and Christine Taylor. The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 15, 2016. It was released theatrically in the United States on April 14, 2017, by Gunpowder & Sky.


An interracial family struggles to adjust when they move from Brooklyn, New York to a small town in Washington State.



In May 2015, it was announced Rob Meyer would direct the film from a screenplay by Annie Howell, with Cary Fukunaga executive producing.[1] In August 2015, Melanie Lynskey and Nelsan Ellis were reported to have been cast in the leads.[2]


The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Festival on April 15, 2016.[3] Shortly after, Netflix acquired VOD rights to the film.[4] Gunpowder & Sky later acquired distribution rights and set the film for an April 14, 2017, release.[5]


It received a 67% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[6] Neal Genzlinger of the New York Times said, "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."[6]


  1. ^ "TRUE DETECTIVE'S CARY FUKUNAGA To Direct Untitled Drama For @A24". Sandwich John Films. April 6, 2015. Archived from the original on May 7, 2016. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  2. ^ Sparks, Leonard (August 25, 2015). "Job growth in Newburgh". Record Online. Archived from the original on November 5, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  3. ^ "Little Boxes". Tribeca Film Festival. Archived from the original on June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  4. ^ Seetoodeh, Ramin (April 22, 2016). "Tribeca: Netflix Buys 'Little Boxes' Starring Melanie Lynskey (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Archived from the original on June 10, 2016. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  5. ^ Busch, Anita (February 24, 2017). "'Little Boxes' Will Unpack In Theaters On April 14". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 25, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Little Boxes" Archived 2017-04-07 at the Wayback Machine, Rotten Tomatoes

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