Little Man

Rated PG-13 90 minutes 2006

The Wayans brothers' white-faced farce White Chicks was the most pleasurably guilty attraction of the 2004 summer movie season. On paper, this new Wayans caper, about a diminutive jewel thief (Marlon Wayans) masquerading as a newborn baby, sounds like a suitably irreverent follow-up. But the surprise of Little Man is that it turns out to be the last thing you'd expect (or want) from the brothers: a bid for respectability. Well, maybe respectability is too strong a term for a movie with this many dick jokes, hits to the groin, and a parade of the dumbest white people this side of a blaxploitation picture. But there's no question that the Wayanses have dialed down the outrageousness here to nearly sub-PG-13 levels. The sight of the pint-sized thief -- created by elaborate computer effects that graft Wayans' face onto the body of a child actor -- is indeed a hoot, but having accomplished that feat, the movie (directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans) runs dry of ideas.

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Official Site: www.sonypictures.com/movies/littleman/index.html

Director: Keenan Ivory Wayans

Writer: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans

Producer: Rick Alvarez, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans

Cast: Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Kerry Washington, Tracy Morgan, John Witherspoon, Brittany Daniel, Dave Sheridan, Lochlyn Munro, Linden Porco and Gary Owen

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