Jake (Theo Taplitz) is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony (Michael Barbieri) at his grandfather’s funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute between Jake’s parents, Brian and Kathy (Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Ehle), and Tony’s mother, Leonor (Paulina Garcia), threatens to become contentious.
Little Men is directed by Ira Sachs (Love is Strange) who also co-wrote the screenplay with Mauricio Zacharis (Love is Strange). The film stars the Academy® Award Nominated Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine), BAFTA nominated Jennifer Ehle (50 Shade of Grey), Paulina Garcia (Gloria) and newcomers Michael Barbieri and Theo Taplitz.