Director : Tina Gordon

Producer(s) : Will Packer, Kenya Barris, James Lopez

Starring : Regina Hall, Issa Rae, and Marsai Martin

Genre : Comedy

Release Date : April 12, 2019 (Nigeria)

Awesome-O-Metre : 6.2/10

Revue of LITTLE

Little stars Regina Hall as the take-no-prisoners’ tech mogul who wakes up as her 13-year-old self (played by Marsai Martin) just before a do-or-die presentation.

Okay, I will just use shame to admit that this film was funny. I admit I was one of the sceptics who went to see this film expecting a cheesy and cliché body swap film. Yes, Little was cheesy but it was really entertaining. What made Little funny is the performance of Marsai Martin as the young media entrepreneur. Even if you watch ABC’s Black-ish, and you are familiar with her wit and perfect comedic timing, it will still astound you how she managed to single handedly hold down this film.

Another highpoint of Little is the moral lessons contained in it. The film addressed the societal ill of bullying that leads to damaged adults with low self-esteem and closed behavior. Little addressed these issues in a light hearted but firm manner.

However, there were points in Little where nothing was happening and one will be tempted to be preoccupied with your phone but just before you get too distracted, the film comes back alight.

Little is an entertaining film and stacked with a lot of moral lessons and makes for good entertainment when you just want to watch something light to decompress from the emotional roller-coaster of Avengers:Endgame and Game of Thrones. As usual, please leave a comment in the comment section below or on Twitter and Facebook.

Happy May Day!

The Maveriq

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