This poignant and humorous film is separated into vignettes, each seen from the point of view of a child. At his best when directing stories about children, Truffaut looks objectively at the joys and pains of everyday life from a double date at the movies to a child so poor he wears the same sweater to school every day. "One of the year's most intensely, warmly, human films . . . . What other contemporary filmmaker is so firmly in touch with the personal rhythms of life?"