Issa Rae deserves better than a film like Little. The star of HBO’s Insecure and a genuine talent in front of and behind the camera, this is the sort of film that feels like a good idea on the micro but doesn’t work on the macro.
It’s a shame because Issa Rae is fantastic throughout and deserves a better film to showcase her talents in. This is the sort of film choice you’d expect from Kevin Hart, who has yet to learn the word “no” it seems.
Simple premise. Jordan (Regina) Hall is a nightmare of a boss to work for when a fluke of magic turns her into a child (Marsai Martin). It’s up to her assistant (Rae) to run her tech firm and save the day when a big client threatens to leave. Jordan has to go back to school and become a better person and Rae gets to show her wares as a tech guru type.
We’ve seen this film any number of times; it’s Freaky Friday with a similar level of comedy and timing. There’s nothing new or interesting about this sort of body swap film. We’ve seen it before and we’ve seen it better.
Universal presents Little Directed by Tina Gordon. Written by Tracy Oliver and Tina Gordon. Starring Issa Rae, Regina Hall, Marsai Martin. Run Time:109 minutes. Rated PG-13. Released on DVD: 7.9.19
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