Worried that he can't afford his son's college tuition, Roger -- a little person -- tries to persuade his small-statured friends to enter a basketball tournament in the hopes of winning the $50,000 grand prize.
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- Valerio Zanoli
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Minis is a politically incorrect dud where nearly all the gags play off the cast of little people in the film's lack of athletic prowess, physical limitations, and otherness, whether in slapstick sequences about missing shots and playing poorly, or sight gags where actors land in trash cans. Expect some name calling ("bitches") and some sexual innuendo, too.
- Sexual Content
- Some sexual innuendo and banter. In one scene, a waitress who is a little person mentions how many tall, "boobalicious" blondes tried out for her job. A man and woman cuddle on a couch in one scene; a man tries to kiss a woman seductively on the cheek and she rejects him in another. The basketball team model shirtless for a photo shoot. A group of men and women, dressed revealingly, dance seductively. A recurring character is a scantily clad golddigger.
- Some pratfalls and bullying.
- Insults and trash talking throughout, with lots of disparaging jokes made about little people. In one gender-based insult, a group of men on the basketball court call the opposing players "bitches." A recurring agent character refers to the little people as "midgets."
- Social Behavior
- The movie espouses ideals such as if you believe in yourself anything is possible, the value of teamwork, and the notion that there is more to life than fame and money. But it also makes fun of little people while pretending not to.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- In one scene, mixed drinks are served to a group out for dinner and dancing.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it