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By Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Mean young teen carouses and curses in age-swap comedy.

Movie PG-13 2019 108 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 18+

Totally unnecessary sexual content

Why would you put so much sex into a child's movie?? Adults are not watching this for themselves. Obviously they are bringing their children to see it. Do they really need to make jokes about genatalia, STDs, one night stands, under age drinking, creepy scenes with child and teacher, a full on sexual dance in front of a child by a half naked man?? What has this world come to? It would have been such a cute, funny and entertaining movie if I didn't have to keep stressing about some weird inappropriate scene popping up out of nowhere!

This title has:

Too much sex
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age 13+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10):
Kids say (16):

Body-swap comedies have been a mainstay ever since Josh Baskin grew up to be Tom Hanks, but a very rude and sometimes lewd tween isn't so entertaining. In other words, Little is no Big. Grown-up Jordan is a ranting, raving tyrant who throws out insults at a rate that would give Don Rickles a run for his money. In fact, how she became so successful in the first place is the biggest question, since she doesn't trust her employees' work and we don't see her do anything other than bark orders. The movie's comedy relies almost exclusively on "oh-no-she-didn't" shock value, which goes up a notch once Jordan becomes a child again. It's intended to be a comeuppance to put a hateful 38-year-old into the body of a young teen, but instead, viewers spend two hours with a smirking eighth-grade sociopath.

Unlike its body- and age-swap predecessors, Little is aimed at millennials. There's not much here that other generations can relate to or -- for kids -- understand. But given the well-publicized fact that Black-ish child actress Martin is an executive producer on the movie and that the poster used the Big font, parents are likely to think that it's appropriate for families. The truth is that kids won't understand or appreciate the nuances of the comedy, and the conclusions that each kid might draw from the film are anyone's guess. But for most kids, a movie that demonstrates that cruelty and verbal abuse lead to success and an extravagant lifestyle is a "little" too much.

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