Little Boxes (film)
|Directed by||Rob Meyer|
|Written by||Annie Howell|
|Edited by||Marc Vives|
|Music by||Kris Bowers|
|Distributed by||Gunpowder & Sky|
Little Boxes is a 2016 American 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.
An interracial family struggles to adjust when they move from Brooklyn, New York to a small town in Washington State.
- Melanie Lynskey as Gina McNulty-Burns
- Nelsan Ellis as Mack Burns
- Armani Jackson as Clark Burns
- Oona Laurence as Ambrosia Reed
- Janeane Garofalo as Helene Wisdom-Finkelstein
- Christine Taylor as Joan Reed
- Miranda McKeon as Julie Hanson
- Maliq Johnson as William
- Nadia Dajani as Maya
- Veanne Cox as Sarita
- David Charles Ebert as Tom Gibson
- Will Janowitz as Steve
- Julie Hays as Dean Maureen
- Dierdre Friel as Diane Hanson
In May 2015, it was announced Rob Meyer would direct the film from a screenplay by Annie Howell, with Cary Fukunaga executive producing. In August 2015, Melanie Lynskey and Nelsan Ellis were reported to have been cast in the leads.
The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 15, 2016. Shortly after, Netflix acquired SVOD rights to the film. Gunpowder & Sky later acquired distribution rights and set the film for an April 14, 2017, release.
It received a 67% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 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."
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