Little is a fantasy comedy about an overbearing boss accidentally becoming young again.
Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall) is forced to relive the life of her younger self (Marsai Martin) back as a 13-year-old at school. Her underappreciated assistant, April (Issa Rae), attempts to make her life easier while taking over the reins of the tech business.
The storyline is a bit like Tom Hank’s 1988 film ‘Big’ but in reverse. This film deals with the premise of what would happen if you had a second chance at growing up.
Issa Rae is a great comedian and actress, so the jokes are hilarious and sharp. Marasi’s performance as the younger version of the boss is a standout.
I’m surprised the film has a PG rating as there is a striptease scene and plenty of jokes for adults.
About two-thirds through the film, I felt like I’d had enough of this annoying child, and was wishing they could switch her back soon.
Little is a likeable film for a laugh-out-loud weekend showing with a bag of popcorn. It’s a light-hearted look at the price of success and the power of sisterhood.
Little is directed by Tina Gordon (writer, Drumline) with a story by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip) and a screenplay by Oliver and Gordon, based on an idea by teen actress Martin. The film is produced by Packer and his producing partner James Lopez and by Kenya Barris (Girls Trip, Black-ish), and is executive produced by Preston Holmes (Night School), Hall, Marsai Martin and Josh Martin. #littlefilm