Little Man

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: -1

Content: -2

Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Kerry Washington, Tracy Morgan, Lochlyn Munro. Comedy. Written by Keenen, Marlon and Shawn Wayans. Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans.

Shawn Wayans plays a man so anxious to become a father that he mistakes a short-statured, baby-faced criminal on the run for his newly adopted son. The diminutive diamond thief is played by real life 62 brother Marlon Wayans (his head was digitally superimposed on the body of a little person). The new parents are very surprised, however, the first time they attempt to change the foundlings diaper.

The Wayans proved on their TV series Living In Color that they are funny, talented men. And in just about each of their films ( IM Gonna Git You, Succa, White Chicks) theyve managed to present interesting themes that had possibilities for social satire. But like most contemporary comics, their concepts poop out. Literally. For they prefer to buoy their storylines with anatomical and scatological humor rather than clever wit. Say what you will in other areas of society, Blacks have gained equality with Whites in Moviedom. They can now write, produce and star in films that are just as crude as any Caucasians.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright

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Crude Language: Flatulence, potty humor and kicks to the groin abound.(including a montage of groin injuries). Physical indignities make up most of this films comedy.

Obscene Language: Around 30 expletives ranging from damns and hells to crap and ass. 5 obscenities including the s-word and SOB.

Profanity: Three or four variances of oh my god and a new one on me Sweet B Jesus.

Violence: Mostly played for laughs, but theres a great deal of slapstick humor spawned from punches to the groin and gun-bearing gangsters threatening the good guys.


Nudity: No actual nudity, but there is extensive exploitation of the female form.

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Theres an endless amount of sexual related humor from a man disguised as a baby about to be fed from a womans breast to coarse discussions about euphemisms about pregnancy.

Drugs: Discussions concerning drug use mostly played for comedy, never taking drug use seriously. Beer drinking in one scene.

Other: There seems to be no limit at just how crude a culture can become. This movie is evidence that humans de-evolve. Whats worse is the fact that we pay and glorify people who write and produce such material. It just stupefies me why people would do that.

Running Time: 98 minutes
Intended Audience: Older teens and adults

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