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Parents' Guide to

Little Man

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Crude, rude one-joke failed comedy.

Movie PG-13 2006 90 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 11+


11 and up seems a bit much, but there are some sex filled themes, and suggestive language. If your kid knows about sex, then they can watch. If not… well… don’t.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 14+

This ain't no time to be doing dounuts!

Not, bad and very funny movie.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (11 ):

Noisy and gleefully stupid, LITTLE MAN is a one-joke movie that doesn't pretend to be anything else. None of it is very funny -- the gags are both predictable and uneven. Aside from the antics, there's a central pseudo-emotional story having to do with Cal's evolving relationship with Darryl, who bond over some similarities. Also submerged beneath the overwrought gags and terrible special effects is an idea: What if babies did have thoughts about their parents' inane conduct? But the movie doesn't do much beyond set up the possibility.

Though director Keenen Ivory Wayans started out making politically edgy spoofs of pop cultural clichés (see: I'm Gonna Git You Sucka or Scary Movie), this film is focused on juvenile poop, sex, and physical abuse jokes. While these are repetitive, the utter lack of imagination regarding the women characters (reduced to types: sex object, careerist, mother) is flat-out irritating.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: July 14, 2006
  • On DVD or streaming: November 7, 2006
  • Cast: Kerry Washington , Marlon Wayans , Shawn Wayans
  • Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
  • Inclusion Information: Black directors, Female actors, Black actors
  • Studio: Columbia Tristar
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 90 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: crude and sexual humor throughout, language and brief drug references
  • Last updated: July 20, 2023

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