Little Man 2006

 

This was the official website for the 2006 comedy, Little Man.
Content is from the site's archived pages and other outside reviews.

After leaving the prison, the dwarf criminal Calvin Sims joins to his moron brother Percy to steal an expensive huge diamond in a jewelry for the mobster Walken. They are chased by the police, and Calvin hides the stone in the purse of the executive Vanessa Edwards, whose husband Darryl Edwards wants to have a baby. Percy convinces Calvin to dress like a baby and be left in front of the Edwards's house to get inside the house and retrieve the diamond. Darryl and Vanessa keep Calvin for the weekend and decide to adopt him, while Walken threatens Darryl to get the stone back.

Featured Crew
Keenen Ivory Wayans
Director, Screenplay
Shawn Wayans
Screenplay
Marlon Wayans
Screenplay

 

TOMATOMETER : CRITICS 12% | AUDIENCE 54%


Critics Consensus: Another gimmicky comedy from the Wayans brothers, Little Man comes with the requisite raunchiness, but forgot to bring the laughs.

CRITICS REVIEWS

JM Tyree
Time Out Top Critic
August 31, 2006
Keenen Ivory Wayans is best known for ‘Scary Movie’ and the American comedy sketch show ‘In Living Color’, which launched the careers of Jim Carrey and Jamie Foxx. Brothers Marlon and Shawn complete the Wayans comedic dynasty – the publicity for ‘Little Man’ calls them ‘the most successful African-American filmmakers in cinema history’ (Spike Lee and John Singleton, take note).
‘Little Man’, like Wayans’ previous film, ‘White Chicks’, fails as check-your-brain-at-the-door entertainment, and for the same reason: it’s a concept, not a movie. The concept is that Marlon Wayans’ face looks really funny shrunk down and digitally attached to the body of child actor Linden Porco. Together, they’re Calvin Simms, a midget gangster on the lam who, disguised as a baby, hides himself and his loot in the household of newly-engaged Darryl (Shawn Wayans) and Vanessa (Kerry Washington).

They take him in. Eventually little ‘pumpkin butt’ gets unmasked, but not before endearing himself to the couple by making out with their busty white friend, sexually harassing a busty beer-girl at a hockey game, and watching the couple have sex.

 

It’s adult slapstick comedy for children, apparently. Keenen Ivory Wayans loved the nine-year-old Porco because ‘Linden got every joke.’ I couldn’t shake the image of Porco wandering around without a head. Marlon Wayans achieves an occasional laugh using only his face, helped by a series of really cute baby hats. He did his scenes within the solitary confinement of a green screen stage – sad, no?

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Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com
 July 14, 2006 | Rating: 1/5
In spite of the admirable effort that the Wayans brothers went to in digitally transplanting Marlon Wayans head and facial expressions onto the two-foot-six-inch body of a nine-year-old actor (Linden Porco) "Little Man" is a bawdy and violent comedy that rankles more than tickles. Career criminal dwarf Calvin (Marlon Wayans) has just been released from prison when he steals a gigantic diamond that he's soon forced to hide with newlyweds Daryl and Vanessa (Kerry Washington and Shawn Wayans). Calvin and his half-witted accomplice (Tracy Morgan) dress Calvin up like a baby and leave him on the couple's doorstep to gain access to the diamond in time to turn it over to an impatient mob boss (Chazz Palminteri). The curious couple gradually decides to keep Calvin as their own even as the diminutive outlaw's true colors start to show. The film's overreaching attempts at inventive humor slip into sheer gibberish.
Rated PG-13. 97 mins. (C-) (Two Stars)

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Philip French  Observer (UK)
January 20, 2007
(90 mins, 12A)
Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans; starring Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Kerry Washington, Chazz Palminteri

The work of the Wayans brothers, Little Man is even less funny than their last comedy, White Chicks, and enough to get them permanently evicted from the house of mirth. Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, it stars Marlon Wayans as Calvin Sims, a three-foot dwarf on the run following a botched jewelery heist during which he's hidden a giant diamond in the handbag of a black businesswoman and her husband (Shawn Wayans).

To regain the jewel, he pretends to be a baby left on their doorstep and, eager to have a child, they more or less adopt him. Much urination, farting, defecation, breast fondling, penis displaying, lechery, homophobic joking and painful mayhem ensues, in which every missile flies with the accuracy of an Exocet to the nearest groin. Raucously rabble-rousing, yes; uproariously Rabelaisian, no.

 

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AUDIENCE REVIEWS

*½ JJ H
June 30, 2008
Completely awful. Way too many "blank to the crotch" and not enough clever jokes. I enjoy potty humor, but these were not good dick and fart jokes. Instead they focused on the slapstick and the punch to the groin jokes.
Occasionally, there was something that was funny, but that funny joke would go on way too far to the point, where it was no longer funny, but annoying.
Not recommended. Unless you think Marlon Wayons head on a midgets body is funny, as well as Marlon Wayons punching Shawn Wayons in the crotch many times.
You've been warned!

*Private U J
une 30, 2008
can't believe i watched the whole thing

*****PENNY
June 30, 2008
GREAT MOVIE, FUNNY MOVIE, THIS MOVIE IS THE ONLY MOVIE THAT KEEP MY 2YR. OLD QUIET AND SITTING IN ONE PLACE.
AGAIN GREAT MOVIE!

*****pretty p
June 30, 2008
awsome this is sooo hularius this was like ssoo funy

Karl H
June 30, 2008
Why don't the Wayans stop making movies?

*****Amanda * June 29, 2008
i love how percy always gets b**** slapped!!!! funny

*** ½ Jasmine C
June 29, 2008
Very funny, I was rolling most of the time.

* Private U
June 28, 2008
Great movie Laugh all the way through

Angela16099435 Angela June 28, 2008
Impatiently waiting for the retirement (or death) of the Wayans brothers.

*****pete 1
 June 28, 2008
very funny,same sort of /level of humour as white chicks or scary movie
who cares if it is a rip off a bugs bunny cartoon

Patrick S
 June 28, 2008
would not watch this movie if i was set up like "a clockwork orange"

½ Paul C
June 27, 2008
Dire - a completely laugh-free comedy, which in itself is impressive. Half a star for the totally gorgeous Brittany Daniel.

***** Troublemaker
 June 27, 2008
awsome very funny i loved it

***Cindy T
June 27, 2008
this was alright, pretty funny. though it makes you think and wonder whether that's possible. sure it's funny, but still.. it had no sense of realism. but focusing on the funny side, it was good.

***½ Ray M
June 27, 2008
The Wayans brothers strike again, funny as heck a must see movie

Katie W
June 26, 2008
Is there an "EXTREMELY NOT INTERESTED" button?

***½I Tell The Girls Like Doritos That?s Nacho Cheese
June 26, 2008
funny movie but not a movie you'll buy on dvd you'll wait till it comes on t.v

***** kenzie
June 26, 2008
this movie is so cool

**½ Sean T
 June 25, 2008

Wholly unremarkable

 

 

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