Little Man
Little Man (2005)

Documentary filmmaker Nicole Conn and her life partner, Gwen Baba, were already parents of a little girl named Gabrielle when they decided it was time to have a second child. Due to health problems, Conn and Baba chose to have a surrogate… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 28, 2005
DVD Release Date: April 24, 2007
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nathan Rabin
AV Club

While Conn's story is inherently compelling, it's pretty much ruined in the telling thanks to her unnerving choice to fill it with a twinkling piano-heavy score, florid narration, and trembling slow-motion.

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Dana Stevens
New York Times

Little Man is an unusually honest film about the ambiguity of maternal love.

Saul Austerlitz
Boxoffice Magazine

The film leaves viewers with the odd sensation of having peered into the most intimate details of other people's lives, without acquiring much beyond surface impressions.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Your baby is near death. Instead of dropping everything to save his life, you make sure the video camera keeps rolling.

Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

What lingers are the images of Nicholas's manhandling by a host of dispassionate medicos and a sense that 'quality of life' is a much shakier concept than we could've imagined.

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Rachel Gordon

able to powerfully bring to mind some touching issues and blur the line of hard decision making

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

With her penchant for frilly romance and sentimentality, the focus is often, cloyingly, on Conn as the heroine of the story, the mother who (sob!) wouldn't give up.

Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

A deeply personal, often wrenching documentary that raises pertinent and difficult questions about choices made and their potential ramifications.

Ken Fox
TV Guide

Like her own admitted inability to see Nicholas' situation through anything other than a 'mother's eyes,' Conn is also unable to view her film objectively, even as it grows overlong and ungainly.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Leigh Ryan
The struggles that go on throughout the film, not just with the baby, but with the rest of the family and friends and especially Nicole is heart-wrenching to… More