Movie Review: ‘Little’

Review by Monique Thompson

Jordan is a take-no-prisoners tech mogul who torments her long-suffering assistant, April, and the rest of her employees on a daily basis. She soon faces an unexpected threat to her personal life and career when she magically transforms into a 13-year-old version of herself right before a do-or-die presentation. Jordan will now need to rely on April more than ever — if April is willing to stop treating Jordan like a 13-year-old child who has an attitude problem.

2019 is looking pretty good in terms of Will Packer Productions. Only 4-months into the year and the TV and film production company is already on film number two. Little, distributed by Universal Pictures, is a comedy very similar to the likes of 13 Going on 30 or even Freaky Friday. In Little, Jordan (Regina Hall) is the epitome of a boss from hell! Tormenting all of her employees, Jordan is highly successful and makes sure everyone around her knows, including her assistant April (Issa Rae).

When Jordan wakes up in her 13-year-old body, she has no choice but to rely on April to pull off a very important product pitch to her biggest client. Will April have the guts to stand up to the mini evil Jordan or will she crush under pressure?

In Little the story line is quite predictable, but truthfully how many movies really aren’t these days. It’s always a pleasure to see Issa Rae outside of Insecure. Undoubtedly, Insecure has been a pivotal role but Issa really shines whenever she’s a lead. Her quirky personality is perfect for the role of April. Black-ish’s Marsai Martin is undeniably adorable and boasts just the amount of attitude needed for the role of young Jordan.

Regina Hall is one of those actresses that just makes you smile, even when she is playing an obnoxious and over-bearing character such as Jordan. Hall is extremely talented and knows when and how to portray the right emotion at just the moments. Although predictable, the cast of Little has excellent chemistry, resulting in plenty of laughs and is just an all-around silly film.

STARRING: Regina Hall, Issa Rae, Marsai Martin, Luke James, Tone Bell, Justin Hartley

In theaters April 12, 2019

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