I'm giving this five stars because it is AWESOME. It is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen, belongs right up there in the pantheon of so-bad-it's-good film classics. I'm so glad I found it. My daughter and I have been amusing each other, recalling it for days. It's so shockingly bad. The costuming, the dialogue, the editing, the direction. The writing. The premise. The acting. The special effects required to make Gary Oldman appear to be a dwarf. You have to watch the trailer first, to see it describe his part as "the role of a lifetime." Awesome. There were some parts where we had to pause it, we were laughing so hard and had to regain our composure. Although the film is quite preachy about accepting Little People as normal people with normal lives--which they are---it delivers the ultimate insult of having its lead LP role played by Gary Oldman. I will point out that the great Peter Dinklage is RIGHT THERE the whole time, in an unnecessary and ridiculous supporting role. The movie includes many award winning or award nominated actors, including Oldman, Matthew McConaughey, Patricia Arquette, Peter Dinklage, and the beautiful Kate Beckinsale, who is dressed as a clown the entire film, and acts like she is on 'ludes. Patricia Arquette, a quirkier character, is dressed, and behaves like, a crack whore who scrounged her clothes out of a dumpster behind a Salvation Army, so Kate comes off slightly better here. The plot basically revolves around Kate's pregnancy with a secret LP baby, her husband hiding his LP heritage, and totally unrealistic, hyperbolic, ridiculous reactions to just about everything, by everyone, in every scene. Please do yourself the favor of viewing how movie magic makes Gary Oldman look like a little person while sitting on a couch. (Hint: it's like when you see Elmo's whole body on Sesame Street; we were dying.) Please, please, treat yourself. Warning: eating or drinking during this movie might lead to choking.
One last thought: I wonder what the Little People community thinks about the existence of this film. I blame not the LP actors in the movie, of which there are many, as there aren't as many acting gigs for them, and they can be forgiven for thinking the movie might have been sensitive and useful-- I make the leap here of imagining the original script having been somewhat reasonable, since the thing got made and such big stars signed up for it. The mind boggles at how far it went off the rails. People of all sizes, enjoy!! .