Little Man (2006)

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

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Fate brings a childless couple a bundle of joy -- who happens to have a criminal record -- in this comedy directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. Calvin Simms (Marlon Wayans) is a master criminal who with the help of his friend and sidekick, Percy (Tracy Morgan), plans a daring robbery of a museum where one of the world's largest diamonds is on display. One of reasons Calvin is able to get inside secure areas is his size -- Calvin is dwarf who stands less than two feet tall, and can slip in unnoticed where more conventionally sized people would not. While Calvin is able to get the diamond, he's nearly caught by the police while making his getaway, and stashes the jewel in a bag carried by a passerby. Eager to recover the diamond from the unwitting accomplice, Calvin and Percy figure out a way to get into his house -- they dress Calvin up as a baby, and leave him on the doorstep of the passerby's home. As it happens, the couple who live there (Shawn Wayans and Kerry Washington) have been wanting to have a baby, and they eagerly take the new arrival under their wing, embracing the joys of parenthood while ignoring some of the toddler's unusual behavior. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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PG-13 (for crude and sexual humor throughout, language and brief drug references)
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Comedy
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Cast

Marlon Wayans
as Calvin
Shawn Wayans
as Darryl
Gabe Pimental
as Calvin Body
Molly Shannon
as Soccer Mom
Damien Dante Wayans
as Officer Wilson
Linden Porco
as Calvin Body
Gary Owen
as Officer Jankowski
Fred Stoller
as Richard
Brittany Daniel
as Brittany
Mathew Ast
as Tommy
Malcom Scott
as Big Fan
Chris Gauthier
as Big Fan's Buddy
Kelly Coffield Park
as The Jeweller
Chloe Mathews
as Chrissy
Nancy Bell
as Older White Lady
Ken Kramer
as Dr. Murphy
Matthew Ast
as Tommy
Glenn Ennis
as Fontana
Moneca Delain
as Hockey Waitress
Michael Bardach
as Cellmate
Fraser Aitcheson
as Muscular Inmate
Anthony St. John
as Scrawny Inmate
Chris Burns
as Guard
Mark Docherty
as News Anchor
Peter Hanlon
as Representative
Sabine Raskin
as Little Girl
Sebastian Godbout
as Little Boy
Jeffrey Ballard
as Ballplayer
Kai Kennedy
as Park Boy No. 1
Fraser Attcheson
as Muscular Inmate
Stephen Thompson
as Park Boy No. 3
Anthony Harrison
as Policeman
Rob Schneider
as Dinosaur Rex
Jeff Ballard
as Ballplayer
Isaiah States
as Park Boy
Josh Laster
as Van Kid
Brett Irving Coppa
as Dinosaurus Rex Kid
Taylor Weaver
as Dinosaurus Rex Kid
Christopher Gauthier
as Big Fan's Buddy
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Critic Reviews for Little Man

All Critics (90) | Top Critics (28)

It's a concept, not a movie.

Full Review… | August 30, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Tedious, snickering jokes about infant breast-feeding and adult-male boob lust? You got 'em, baby.

Full Review… | July 21, 2006
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | July 14, 2006
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

The Wayanses rely on their usual tired jokes here -- spittakes, white people speaking jive, Marlon grimacing in gastrointestinal distress.

Full Review… | July 14, 2006
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

The sizable laughs in Little Man make it better than just about anyone expected.

July 14, 2006
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

There's nothing like a well-placed nod to the classics to help elevate a dumb summer comedy.

July 14, 2006
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Little Man

Big things come in small packages. Saw it again! Very funny movie. The movie is hilarious and with an easy to follow story that even kids can follow even though I wouldn't recommend this movie for kids. Nice cast, the Wayans almost always bring extreme comedy to the table, keep it up! 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.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

One of the funniest comedies I've ever seen!

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

½

A few funny moments cant make up for how sick and twisted this crap was. The movie itself was a flop, and im proud to say that.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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