Here's what's so odd about Little Man: It'll tug on your heart strings, but aren't Wayans brothers movies supposed to make you laugh? Or--in the case of White Chicks--leave? Their latest collaboration centers on Marlon Wayans as Calvin, an ex-con/little person who steals a diamond the second he's released from prison. Naturally, when the cops come running, he hides the loot in Kerry Washington's purse.
And don't you just know, the li'l thug follows her and her husband Shawn Wayans to their yuppie home where he overhears them arguing over whether or not to have a baby. Obviously, Cal doesn't just break into the house and get the diamond. Instead, he dresses up like a baby, and they take him in. Absurd, yes, but the cast is so engaging that you just kind of go with it...only to find yourself swearing that if you hear one more tired joke you're going to walk out. You stay put because Man does have a few inspired, twisted moments, like when Washington unknowingly meets the little man's, uh, "little man"--and loves it, much to her husband's chagrin. We feel for ya, Darryl. You're not the only one who got duped. We went to this movie to laugh. Instead, we left yearning for a baby to cuddle. Ew.
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