Movie Review – Little (HBO)
Man, is being a grown up lame or what? Sometimes I just wish I could turn back time and be a kid again, don’t you?
Things seemed to be so much simpler back in the day.
I was feeling a little overworked lately when my roomie was looking through movies available on HBO. When we saw that the movie Little was available, I was hesitant.
I loved the movie Big starring Tom Hanks from back in the day, but nowadays it seems like everyone is remaking movies so much that I rarely give these things a chance based on the trainwrecks they usually turn out to be.
After an agreement on our collective skepticism, Joni and I decided to give this movie a chance.
A woman is transformed into her younger self at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear.
I’m happy to say that I actually really enjoyed watching this movie!
The premise is pretty simple. Jordan Sanders is a dragon lady, through and through. Having been picked on at school when she was growing up, she determined to get everything she wanted in life by crushing her opposition relentlessly.
Jordan gets things done through fear, and overbearing bossiness, but when a young girl waves her magic wand at her, Jordan is shocked and terrified when she wakes up the next day and she is in her younger body.
Not knowing what else to do, she calls her overworked assistant April right away and tells her to come right over.
Together, a reluctant April and angry Jordan have to figure out how to reverse this spell, before Jordan is stuck like this forever.
There were some really great elements to this movie.
I have to say one of the biggest ones was the fact that Issa Rae, star of the HBO show Insecure, was one of the leading roles. I’ve been a huge fan since watching the entirety of Insecure, and now anytime I see her face on a film I try to give it a chance. She just seems like such an authentic actress, and I love her!
While the plot was pretty similar to Big, it did break away from the original enough to maintain its originality. I also liked the morality lessons at the end. Don’t work yourself to death. Enjoy life and make lasting relationships. I seriously think that a lot of people could take that advice.
While it wasn’t a core-shaker of a movie, it definitely had some great entertainment value to it, much needed laughs, and a healthy dose of morality.
That’s why I give Little a strong 7/10.
Well that’s it for this movie review. How about you? Have you seen this movie? What did you think?
Feel free to share in the comments, and happy watching!
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