A federal agent and ex-detective attempt to bring a physician with murderous tendencies to justice.
In "Little Secrets," Evan Rachel Wood, who starred in the television series "Once and Again," incarnates the ideal Middle-American teenager. When her best friends run off to summer camp, Ms. Wood's character, Emily, stays behind to saw away at Mozart, hoping to become good enough to win an audition for a place in the local symphony orchestra. But Emily also has a sideline. Operating as the neighborhood shrink for 50 cents a session, she offers to hear the confessions of the neighborhood kids. Emily, however, has a somewhat larger secret of her own. Her mother is expecting a baby, which will be her first biological child because, as it turns out, Emily was adopted. Directed by Blair Treu, "Little Secrets" is a sunny, pleasant, squeaky-clean family film in which nothing surprising happens, and that is the point. — Dave Kehr
2002-08-23 | Dave Kehr | Read the New York Times Review of Little Secrets