Before it was released, the buzz surrounding the Wayans Brothers' new film, Little Man, placed it somewhere between the worst film of all time and killing a baby on the scale of atrocities. Internet message boards were aflutter with accusations of plagiarism, racism and height-ism. Upon seeing the film, CRACKED can confirm that the plot is gleaned from a Little Rascals short, by way of Bugs Bunny. The brothers Wayans once again rely primarily on odd character disguises and, overall, the movie is pretty fucking stupid.
However, we can also confidently report that-GASP-Little Man is also pretty funny.
Marlon Wayans plays Calvin, a diminutive criminal who steals a diamond with his partner Percy (Tracy Morgan) to pay off a debt to Walken (Chazz Palminteri). The heist predictably goes awry and Calvin hides the diamond in an unsuspecting woman' handbag. In order to get it back, Calvin must pretend to be an abandoned infant so he can gain entry into the woman' house. Because Child Services was closed that weekend,
Vanessa (Kerry Washington) and her boyfriend Darryl (Shawn Wayans) decide to hang on to the supposed baby. What follows is a heavy flow of crotch-related slapstick gags and a few hundred instances of characters acting surprised that the baby is doing something babies don't or can't do.