What is Little Man About?

by filmenthusiast2000
June 21, 2006 6:35 AM
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After repeated exposure to a cropped version of the above image during my subways waiting periods, the inevitable question arose: "What is Little Man about?" A visit to the official website would easily enough clear everything up, but I prefer to try to extrapolate from the poster.

What do we have to go on? A slightly befuddled Shawn Wayans, full-sized, carries Marlon Wayans, infant-proportioned, but with the face of a thirtysomething man, in one of those Park-Slope-dad-style slings. Further confusing matters: Marlon's forearm prominently bears (if memory serves, I can't make it out in this image) a USMC tattoo, and his baby bottle is wrapped in a brown paper bag, which generally implies a concealed alcoholic beverage.

So. What is Little Man about? I have the following theories:

A) Shawn and Marlon are top secret government agents, sent deep undercover to blow open some sort of drug smuggling ring/ money laundering ring/ terrorist sleeper cell/ child pornography production studio who're using a day care center as their front. In order to "get a man inside," new, space-age technology is employed to shrink regular-size Marlon into the pint-sized Marlon seen in the poster image. Shawn poses as his dad; a speedboat chase can hardly fail to ensue, as well as at least one scene of mortifying sexual grotesquerie.

B) Same as above on the government agents/ day care thing, except Shawn is a super-genius computer hacker born without a lower half. Through elaborate costuming and prosthetic puppetry, he is affixed, backpack-style, to a tough-as-nails ex-marine, played by Marlon; together, they form some kind of crazy-efficient Master-Blaster mega-agent. Ditto on the speedboat and sexual grotesquerie.

C) Marlon is just like a midget or something. LOLs aplenty there.

What's your guess? The best answer wins a date with a Reverse Shot staffer, followed by a screening of Little Man, cocktails at Jackie's Fifth Amendment, and sex (optional). Go to!


  • chris | July 20, 2007 12:28 PMReply

    Little man is a movie where marlon turns little to go in another persons house to get his prize possisen back

  • Bertice | July 26, 2006 4:41 AMReply

    I love the movie little man. Marlon like so cute.

  • StayPuft | June 26, 2006 12:27 PMReply

    Shawn Wayans takes a dump and it's Marlon Wayans. He puts it in a Park Slope baby sling and grimaces.

  • Dan | June 22, 2006 3:08 AMReply

    Marlon Wayans plays an eccentric billionaire who never had a real childhood, and as such has been forced to spend his entire life the size of a baby. One day, he comes up with the idea that if he has an actual childhood, he will grow to his full size. Enter Shawn Wayans, a single man who has always wanted a child but could never find the right woman. The two meet, realize they're perfect for each other's purposes, and hilarity ensues.

  • Daveyboy | June 21, 2006 9:56 AMReply

    Marlon and Shawn are conjoined twins and Marlon has one of those stay small forever baby diseases made popular by Phil Donahue. The majority of the movie's plot is centered around Shawn trying to get laid. Marlon has no problems with the ladiezzz.