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Calvin Sims and Percy P pull off one last big heist before they retire from a life of crime. But the heist goes bad, and Calvin drops the diamond into Vanessa Edwards' purse. To get the diamond back, Calvin pretends to be an abandoned baby and puts himself in a baby basket on Darryl and Vanessa's doorstep. They take him in but life as a baby is not what Calvin expects.
Comedy - As expected, this is a very silly/stupid story. The humor is often
gross and crude. If you've seen any of the other Wayans brothers
films then you are well aware of the type of movie "Little Man" is.
PROFANITY: There are 26 fairly mild profanities. SEX/NUDITY: Some implied sexual content played for laughs. No sex or nudity. VIOLENCE: None DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None ACTION: None COMEDY: VERY FUNNY! An incredible 85 chuckles and 20 big laughs.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average Almost in spite of itself, Little Man manages to deliver big laughs. It's not enough to make it a consistently funny movie, but this one-trick pony from the Wayans brothers has flashes of humor and sincerity that almost save it from its disastrous ending.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 102 moviegoers:As expected, teen and twentysomething males LOVED "LITTLE MAN." It's a "Must See" for these moviegoers. The teen and twentysomething female opinions are quite a bit lower than the male opinions, but still good. In fact, nearly 100% indicated that they would recommend this movie.
About half of the adults thought it was great, rating it "Very Good" or higher. The females enjoyed it slightly more than the males. Most of the remaining half rated it "Good," which indicates an above average to average movie. Virtually no one truly disliked "Little Man" and approximately 90% would recommend it to friends so I have no problem recommending "Little Man" to adults.
After several years in prison, a recently paroled tough-as-nails — though
not-quite-three-foot-tall — jewel thief CALVIN SIMS (Marlon Wayans) decides it's time to retire
from a life of crime, but not before pulling off one last big heist. A notorious crime
boss has offered Calvin and his former partner PERCY P (Tracy Morgan) $100,000
to steal the famous Queen Diamond. Because there's a glitch in the jewelry store's
security system, Calvin assumes the job will be child's play. But the heist goes bad,
and Calvin is forced to drop the jewel into VANESSA EDWARDS' (Kerry
Washington) purse. Vanessa and her husband DARRYL (Shawn Wayans) then
return to their suburban Chicago neighborhood unaware that they have become
pawns in a high-stakes crime.
Darryl and Vanessa are having problems of their own. Darryl is dying to assume the
responsibilities of parenthood. But Vanessa, who has just been promoted to vice
president at an advertising firm, is worried that having a baby will limit her ability to
climb higher up the corporate ladder. She is also concerned that, despite his
enthusiasm, Darryl is not ready to be a father.
When they overhear Darryl and Vanessa, Percy and Calvin devise a plan to exploit
their insecurities in order to recover the stolen gem. Calvin will masquerade as a
"baby,” infiltrate their home and sneak away with the diamond. He deposits himself
in a baby basket on Darryl and Vanessa's doorstep. Darryl leaps at the opportunity
to prove he's ready for fatherhood by caring for the abandoned child for the
weekend. To his surprise, Vanessa agrees.
Once inside the Edwards home, the tough, cynical Calvin finds life as a "baby” to be
a living hell and retrieving the diamond much tougher than he'd imagined. The
Edwards' best friends - GREG & BRITTANY (Lochlyn Munro & Brittany Daniel) and
RICHARD & JANET (Fred Stoller & Alex Borstein) – shower gifts and advice on the
new parents, while Vanessa's suspicious father POPS (John Witherspoon) is
determined to expose Calvin as a fraud.