i took a half-night off last night for my birthday. well, not actually FOR my birthday. i needed to study for a lab exam i have this morning and i used my b-day as an excuse. so that the night wouldnt be a total waste, i had Netflix [let me reiterate how ABSOLUTELY COOL Netflix is] send me 'Little Children,' starring Kate Winslet and Patrick Wilson. i dont know if this is a 'guy's film,' but i enjoyed it a lot and i'm not a 'chick flick' kinda girl. Kate Winslet and Patrick Wilson are two 'kindred spirits,' so to speak. she's a stay-at-home mom who cant seem to connect with the other suburban mothers or with her young daughter, Lucy. Wilson is a stay-at-home dad who is so much a kid himself that he cant help but be on the same level as his 3-yr. old son, Aaron. they begin an affair, growing increasingly dependent on each other and further from their families and responsibilities. the third, intertwining storyline is about Ronnie [played perfectly by Jackie Earle Haley, who appeared opposite Patrick Wilson's 'Niteowl' character in 'Watchmen' as 'Rorschach']. Ronnie is a recently released child sexual predator, living with his mother. even though it's obvious he hasnt conquered his problem, you feel oddly sympathetic towards his character. the kicker of this all is that through everything, Ronnie seems to be the only 'child' with a decent parent. the end is VERY satisfying. recommended.