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  • Summary: Little Man is the story of how a micro-preemie brought a family to its knees. Throughout little Nicholas's struggle for life, so struggle filmmaker Nicole Conn and political activist Gwen Baba to keep their family from disintegrating under the unrelenting stress and chaos of hospitals, emergency medical crisis and a crushing blow to trust. (Jour de Fete Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. A deeply personal, often wrenching documentary.
  2. 80
    A marvelously compressed and immaculately constructed work.
  3. Reviewed by: Tim Grierson
    70
    Conn is exasperating and heroic in equal measure, an altogether riveting portrait of motherly devotion at its most primal.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    63
    Deeply personal film that often feels more like an artfully produced home video than a documentary.
  5. 60
    Guaranteed to polarize audiences. Is her insistence on taking every measure possible to save little Nicholas heroic or monumentally self-serving?
  6. But 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.
  7. 38
    Your baby is near death. Instead of dropping everything to save his life, you make sure the video camera keeps rolling.

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