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September 11, 2006 | by  | in Film |
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Little Man

Gosh, I thought the Wayan brothers were better than making this defecated excuse of a film. Their TV series My Wife and Kids was not bad, but to think of a reason why they would create Little Man is beyond me.

One bad comedy diamond heist is enough i.e. Blue Streak, and the world would be a much better place without another one. Little Man is about this hardass criminal, Calvin (Marlon Wayans).

He’s a three foot criminal mastermind in charge of a diamond heist. Unfortunately it all goes wrong, and he has his shortcomings (pun vomit) when the diamond is misplaced. There’s no way to retrieve it but be disguised and act like a baby, adopted by oblivious parents. Yes, this film was very bad.

For sure, Little Man had the odd genuinely funny moment but seriously, most of the ‘funny gags’ in this film were simply disturbing:

“Oh honey you were an animal last night. That’s the first time we did it twice in ages!”

“We did it twice…?”

“Goo goo ga ga.” Cue little Calvin dressed as a baby crawling from under sheets. And trust me, there’s more sick stuff where that came from.

It’s a pain to think the Wayan brothers spend their time making bad comedies, when they are obviously very talented actors and writers, but then again commercial results show that strangely enough, there is a market for people who really do enjoy their bad films like White Chicks and the Scary Movie franchise. Whatever they do in the future seems strangely destined for commercial success (like Scary Movie 5 announced for 2008). We just have to question the fact that when bad comedies aren’t even funny anymore, do we really need to watch this crap?

DIRECTED BY KEENEN IVORY WAYANS
Hoyts, Reading cinemas

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