'œIf seeing a guy get whacked in the privates doesn't make you laugh the first time, maybe it will the fourth, or the 24th time,' said Kevin Crust in the Los Angeles Times. Evidently, that's the mantra that inspires the Wayans brothers, creators of some of the most idiotic gross-out films in the canon. In this particular Wayans vehicle, Marlon Wayans' head, grotesquely fused to a 9-year-old's body, plays Calvin Sims, a burglar who dresses in a bib and bonnet to recover a stolen diamond. His marks are played by Shawn Wayans and Kerry Washington, a suburban couple who adopt little Calvin despite his tattoo and full set of teeth. From there, the movie is a series of toilet gags, involving every possible orifice and every possible bodily fluid, with a few horrifically violent scenes thrown in for fun. 'œI'd be lying if I said I didn't laugh at some of this,' said Michael Wilmington in the Chicago Tribune. But because of the unconvincing computer effects and the impossible plot, this is the kind of premise that just can't be done in a live action format. A 'œsolid supporting cast' does its very best to save Little Man, said David Hiltbrand in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Washington, for one, is a great sport, and the faces of cast members John Witherspoon and Alex Borstein upon their first sight of the man-child are priceless.
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