2019 | DIR: TINA GORDON | STARRING: MARSAI MARTIN, REGINA HALL, ISSA RAE, JUSTIN HARLEY | REVIEW BY GLENN COCHRANE.
What am I to do with Little? On one hand we are faced with one of the worst movies of the year, and a shameless one at that. And on the other hand, we have a movie that was spearheaded and produced by its 14-year-old star, which is undoubtedly impressive. Deary me… According to production notes, teen actress Marsai Martin conceived the film when she was 10 years old. She had seen Big starring Tom Hanks and was inspired to tell that story with a cheeky gender reversal. She was starring in the television series Black-ish at the time and pitched the idea to her producer, Kenya Barris. He liked the idea and four years later we have Little – in more ways than one.