Diminutive jewel thief Calvin (Marlon Wayans) poses as a baby to recover the stolen diamond he dumped off on unwitting couple Darryl (Shawn Wayans) and Vanessa (Kerry Washington). Unfortunately, set in Chicago.
Big question: Is there any entertainment to be had from this ridiculous concept?
Skip it: Forget the fact that only Vanessa's crazy father (John Witherspoon) thinks the guy with a 30-something face, fully-grown genitals and a mean kick to the groin might not be an infant. "Little Man" is a very strong candidate for the year's worst movie, providing no laughs, no intelligence and nothing but embarrassment for everyone involved.
Catch it: If you think "From the people who brought you 'White Chicks'" is a stamp of quality.
Bottom line: "Little Man" is so childish and absurd that there should probably be a law against seeing it. The penalty: seeing it again.
Bonus: Amuse yourself by imagining what the Wayans brothers will try next. Any of your ideas will be funnier than this one!
Matt Pais is the metromix movies producer.
Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans; written by Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans; photographed by Steven Bernstein; edited by Nick Moore, Mike Jackson; production designed by Leslie Dilley; music by Teddy Castellucci; produced by Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans. A Columbia Pictures release of a Revolution Studios production; opens Friday. Running time: 1:20. MPAA rating: PG-13 (for crude and sexual humor throughout, language and brief drug references).
Calvin Sims - Marlon Wayans
Darryl - Shawn Wayans
Vanessa - Kerry Washington
Pops - John Witherspoon
Percy - Tracy Morgan
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