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YMMV: Little Manhattan
  • Distaff Counterpart: to the film version of The Fault in Our Stars. Both have the main protagonist narrating the movie, their first loves are gone (Rosemary leaves forever, Augustus dies of cancer), both protags get their first kiss, both are love at first sight, and both are produced by 20th Century Fox. The only difference other than the gender of the narrating protags is Gabe's a child while Hazel's a teen.
  • Executive Meddling: The commentary track mentions that a number of scenes (including where Gabe and Rosemary get lost going to the open house) were inserted at the request of the studio executives. The same commentary track also makes it clear that this was hardly a bad thing.
    • And an inversion: the studio kept insisting that Gabe wear a helmet whenever he's on the scooter. Some scenes were shot as thus (and they're included in the DVD with running commentary), but eventually the directors won.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The name of Gabe's mom is Leslie. Two years later, Josh Hutcherson will star in Bridge to Terabithia and the name of his co-lead/Implied Love Interest is guess what? Also, said co-lead will eventually headline a prequel of the TV show Cynthia Nixon (who played Gabe's mom) is known for.
  • Ships That Pass In The Night: The Movie. Not strictly playing this trope straight, but this is in essence a major theme of the film. Gabe and Rosemary have only known each other well for only two to three weeks and then go their separate ways. Gabe even invokes this trope (down to the title, or very close to it) in their last scene together.
  • Signature Line: "Rosemary!"
  • Signature Scene: Three scenes comes to mind.
    • Gabe holding Rosemary's hand at her family's dinner date.
    • Gabe kissing Rosemary by surprise.
    • Gabe's breakdown after his and Rosemary's fallout.
  • Squee: One would argue that this whole film is meant to induce this.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Related to the above, and in the case of this film, proof that even this trope isn't bad.

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