Today I treated myself to a post workday movie complete with a bag of sour gummies and low-cal Snapple that I carried in my pockets. The film, Little, with Regina Hall, Issa Rae, and Marsai Martin. My recommendation: GO SEE IT!
Legend has it that Marsai Martin (who is amazing on the hit ABC comedy series Blackish as Diane- the smart twin with a dark side) approached Kenya Barris (creator of Blackish) with a movie idea based on the 1988 Tom Hanks film Big. Martin, one of the executive producers of the film, has now become the youngest executive producer of a major Hollywood motion picture in history.
The film portrays the story of ruthless tech mogul Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall) returning to her thirteen- year-old self (Marsai Martin) at a very difficult point in her career. With the help of her overworked assistant April (Issa Rae) Jordan learns some life lessons as she works to get back to normal.
I absolutely adored this movie. It was the perfect ending to a pretty long week and I needed a feel good moment. If you are like me and enjoy Marsai's character, Diane on Blackish then you will absolutely love her in this movie. She sings, she dances, she clowns, and flirts- and her ability to serve a look is amazing. Furthermore, her energy opposite my favorite Awkward Black Girl, Issa Rae, is absolutely hilarious. I couldn't get over how well they worked together. I also enjoyed the writing/dialogue of the film; it reminded me of Blackish. I appreciate statements that are common in black households/experiences.
Here are a few lines that I found noteworthy/memorable/familiar.
1. "So you went to bed grown and woke up little? That's for white people. Black people don't have time for that."
2. "I like for kids to have old school manners. Say, 'Please help me Ms. April ma'am?'"
3. "I'm the adult and you are the child!"
4 "If you don't stop embarrassing me in front of these white people!"
5. "She tried to turn those white people into marshmallows!"
Anyway! Go see the movie and let me know what you think in the comments below!