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The Minis

2008 NR 1h 30m DVD

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The Minis

2008 NR 1h 30m DVD
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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.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
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age 8+

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 child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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