Since summer break is upon us we have been watching lots of movies with the kids. My husband and I are both big fans of movies, and we’ve seen our fair share of films. When we found out about Little starring Marsai Martin we were excited to see the movie. The movies was based off an idea from Marsai on the film “Big.” We got our hands on a copy of the blu-ray early and it was our weekly Friday movie night pick this week.
LITTLE is an irreverent new comedy about the price of success, the power of sisterhood and having a second chance to grow up — and glow up — right. Regina Hall (Girls Trip, “Black Monday”) and Marsai Martin (Black-ish) both star as Jordan Sanders — Hall as the take-no-prisoners tech mogul adult version of Jordan and Martin as the 13-year-old version of her who wakes up in her adult self’s penthouse just before a do-or-die presentation. Issa Rae (“Insecure,” The Hate You Give) plays Jordan’s long-suffering assistant April. Using heart and humor, LITTLE teaches us to not shy away but to celebrate the greatest and most authentic versions of ourselves.
Hailed by critics as “big fun” (Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV), LITTLE shines a bright light on the incredible talent of the three female leads and shows the true meaning of Black Girl Magic. This light-hearted, comedic and heartwarming film on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital comes packed with lively exclusive bonus features including a gag reel, behind-the-scenes featurettes, a hilarious “mockumentary” featuring Regina Hall and a special “Assistant Survival Guide” presented by Issa Rae.
BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAYTM, DVD and digital:
- Gag Reel
- More Than a LITTLE Talent – A behind-the-scenes look at the dream cast that brings Black Girl Magic to the silver screen.
- Regina Goes Method – A look at Regina Hall’s unique approach to playing the character of Jordan Sanders.
- Marsai Martin Presents… – Journey with Marai Martin as she tours around the set interviewing the filmmakers and crew.
- Black Momma Whuppin’ Situation – Go behind-the-scenes of the hilarious parking lot fight with Issa Rae and Marsai Martin.
- Issa Rae’s Assistant Survival Guide – Issa Rae shares tips for surviving a boss from hell.
My Thoughts on the Film
We weren’t sure what to expect when picked Little for our Friday Movie Night film. I have to say that our whole family enjoyed the film. Even my eleven year old son who usually only likes Marvel movies was laughing during some of the funny moments in the film. There’s so much to unpack and enjoy in this film and it’s a great way to start conversation with your kids. Speaking of kids, if you do watch this movie with children, the are a few kissing scenes and a strip tease (no nudity) in the movie. The film is rated PG-13, so keep that in mind if you plan to share it with kids.
I’m a huge Issa Rae fan and she shined in the film, like she does in anything she’s attached to. I loved seeing her in this movie, especially since we don’t have new episodes of Insecure to watch. She ended up taking on the role of inexperienced aunt for Jordan (Marsai’s character). Through her role there are great examples of friendship and knowing when to take risks. It was very interesting to see her continue to try to be Jordan’s friend in the movie even after Jordan showed she wasn’t deserving of it.
The movie also tackled bullying and both Regina Hall and Marsai Martin did great jobs with their roles in relation to being bullied and bullying. It’s a great way to start a conversation with your kids, especially young girls about how bullying can affect people and why it’s important to choose to be kind and accepting instead of choosing to be mean and make fun of people. In the end, the movie had a great arch that showed how you can overcome and choose to be your best you all the time, even when people aren’t always kind about how they perceive you. We’ll definitely be watching Little again and again this summer.
Little is available on Digital HD now, and on Blu-ray and DVD on July 9th. Be sure to grab your copy and plan your own movie night.