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Little Man | 2006 | PG-13 | - 5.5.4

When a couple (Shawn Wayans and Kerry Washington) finds what they think is an abandoned baby (Marlon Wayans) on their front porch, the husband, who's very anxious to start a family, thinks that this is their opportunity to become parents by adopting. What he does not realize is that the baby is actually a man of very small stature, who is on the lam after stealing a precious diamond. Also with Tracy Morgan, John Witherspoon, Brittany Daniel and Dave Sheridan. Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. [1:30]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A husband and wife kiss while in bed, they pull the covers over them and we see brief movement -- as a man disguised as a baby watches.
 A woman kisses the tummy of a man disguised as a baby, the man pushes the woman's head down toward his crotch and she struggles to resist. A woman places a man disguised as a baby at her breast (nothing is seen) trying to nurse him, and he bites her. A woman holds a man disguised as a baby on her lap and bounces him, and the man admires her breasts and tries to grab them.
 A man disguised as a baby kisses a woman passionately. A husband and wife kiss in several scenes.
 A man removes his robe (we see his bare chest) and joins a man disguised as a baby (we see his bare chest too) in the bathtub. A woman wears a low-cut top and short skirt that reveal cleavage and thighs, a woman wears a low-cut negligee that reveals cleavage, and a woman wears a short and low-cut top that reveals cleavage and her bare abdomen.
 A man wrestles with a man disguised as a baby over trying to insert a rectal thermometer and the man disguised as a baby screams and faints when it eventually is inserted. Three people change the diaper of a man disguised as a baby, and when they remove the diaper we hear a thud and they make remarks about the size of his endowment (one says that he must be a "porn star"). A man disguised as a baby sits on an examining table wearing only a diaper.
 A woman does cheers that include thrusting and suggestive phrases, while watching her husband play football. A man thrusts his hips suggestively while singing a song about "having my baby."
 A woman makes a comment about her husband being an animal the previous night, and that they had had sex twice, and it is implied that she had sex with a man disguised as a baby one of those times. Two men talk about "drinking booze" and employing "cheap hookers." A man disguised as a baby makes a crude remark about a part of a woman's anatomy. A man disguised as a baby tells several boys that he will sell them pictures of "naked girls." A man makes a remark about a retirement home dispensing Viagra.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A police officer with a metal baton beats a man repeatedly, having mistaken him for a suspect. A man disguised as a baby strikes a man in the head with a pan and he falls to the floor unconscious.
 A man throws a man disguised as a baby into the ceiling, he falls to the floor, and he gets up and kicks the man in the crotch; we then see the man straddling the man disguised as a baby and squeezing his throat. A man disguised as a baby smashes a man in the head with a plastic bat several times (we see the man with welts and bruises on his face and head). A man disguised as a baby knocks two men's heads together, then kicks them in the crotch, and flips and kicks them in the head; one is knocked into a closet and food falls on him and the other falls to the floor unconscious (we see blood on his nose and mouth). A man disguised as a baby attacks a man disguised as a dinosaur, he pulls the costume tail off and climbs inside (we hear punches landing and we see the man with a bloody nose); the man falls to the ground and several children pile on top of him hitting and kicking him.
 At a game a hockey player lunges into the audience threatening to beat up a man, a man disguised as a baby jumps on the player and bites his ear (we hear crunching), and the player throws the man disguised as a baby to the floor and kicks him repeatedly (we see him with a bruised face later). Several women in a park chase a man they believe is a predator, they knock him down, and punch and kick him. A man is held by a man and punched in the stomach by another man.
 A man wrestles with a man disguised as a baby over trying to insert a rectal thermometer and the man disguised as a baby screams and faints when it eventually is inserted.
 A man becomes very aggressive while playing football with friends and throws several to the ground, including children; he also helps his son off the ground by pulling on his helmet. During a hockey game we see several players knocked to the ice or out of the rink.
 A man disguised as a baby hits another man driving a car and the man falls out of the car while it is moving. A man shoves a man and hits him in the head with a garbage can lid (he falls to the ground dazed).
 A woman slaps a man in the face and pours a beer over his head. A man slaps a man in the face several times in different scenes and a man slaps another man in the face several times using two large toy hands. A man disguised as a baby kicks a man in the shin twice.
 A man of small stature is struck by a car door and falls to the ground. A man is struck in the crotch by a toy airplane, and then struck in the head with a toy golf club. A man is struck in the crotch by a baseball, a toy rocket and a toy airplane.
 A boy holds another boy in a headlock and rubs his scalp with his knuckles. Three men struggle with an elderly man to get him out of a house, we hear a taser and hear the man yell.
 A man disguised as a baby drives a car recklessly and is chased by police: he eventually crashes into barrels filled with water (he is not harmed) and police with guns drawn approach the car. A woman drives a car recklessly (talks on the phone, changing a diaper, etc.) while chasing another car, and nearly colliding with other cars and a truck.
 A man with a gun threatens a man and a man disguised as a baby, in a few scenes. Two men are chased by armed police. A man loads a gun in order to use it in a jewelry store robbery (he does not use it). Armed guards are posted at a prison entrance as a man is released.
 A woman places a man disguised as a baby at her breast (nothing is seen) trying to nurse him, and he bites her. A man tells another man that he should be castrated.
 A dog urinates on a man's face (the man is disguised as a baby and in a basket on the front stoop of a house). A man disguised as a baby drinks a lot of castor oil, then we hear a lot of flatulating and see the man's contorted face as he tries to pass a large diamond. A man disguised as a baby rubs a cookie under his arm, on his crotch and on his buttocks before putting it on a plate for a man to eat -- which he does. A man smells a soiled diaper and recoils. A man flatulates loudly.


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LANGUAGE 4 - 1 obscene hand gesture, 7 sexual references, 10 scatological terms, 10 anatomical terms, 24 mild obscenities, name-calling (stupid, bully, bum, retarded, idiot, sucker, hob-nobber, moron), 10 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - Men and women are shown drinking alcohol in a bar scene, and people in a restaurant drink wine. Two men talk about "drinking booze."


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Starting a family, love, family, motherhood vs. career, retirement homes, being a good father, child abandonment.

MESSAGE - The time to start a family can't always be scheduled.

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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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