Review: "Little" is Lighthearted
By Lauren Azrin
“Little” is a lighthearted movie that will leave you with a smile on your face and with the message to always open up to those you care about.
The plot follows a businesswoman named Jordan whose massive success comes at the cost of the feelings and ideas of anyone around her. She overlooks and belittles all of her employees, even her devoted assistant, April. One morning she wakes up in the body of her 13-year-old self, a less intimidating version of who she is now, who was bullied constantly. Since no one recognizes her or acknowledges her prestige as many people used to, she must learn from her old self how to navigate the world without the help of her wealth and superiority.
It is a story of self exploration for a character who thinks she is better than everyone, having forgotten what it was like to be on the other side of it. Her stiffness as an adult really just acts as a mask for her fear of getting hurt, as she closes herself off to others to seem intimidating. Her brief time as a child teaches her what it used to feel like to be bullied and reassess the brutal way she treats others.
With all of the moral lessons of the film, it is also jam-packed with great jokes that leave the audience gasping for air between lines. The actors were spot on, especially Marsai Martin, who played 13-year-old Jordan; she was hilarious and really carried the film.
I definitely recommend for anyone who enjoys comedies and witty movies that make you walk out of the theater with a smile.