(They dumbed the movies up.) White Chicks from 2003 should have been even better, but the gags never rose to the level of the conceit--Marlon and Shawn dismantle white culture by going undercover as Beverly Hills ditzes
. Little Man is superior to White Chicks because it's not really going for anything.
It took us a while to figure out that Alexandra Hedison (Dylan) and Kelly Lynch (Ivan) were walk-ons, but to get rid of Dana while keeping the ditzes
? We know CURVE doesn't have control, but where do we complain?
For most of the first half-hour or so, the Marchetta sisters come across as insufferable ditzes
, even during their random acts of noblesse oblige.
Nor does it come off well, overall, as satire, though it has its share of barbs and broadsides likely to give offense not only to Jews and Gentiles but to devotees of Mary Baker Eddy (who makes a cameo appearance), Shirley MacLaine (ditto, though more briefly and less risibly, as befits a living figure of fun who might want to be litigious) and the rivalrous heirs of the latest queen of New Age ditzes
Clearly not someone to do anything by halves, Prenant herself (who looks considerably younger than her 47 years) plays both roles in the framing device of two dissimilar ditzes
, rebellious Myope and contented Lunettes, who bounce around a Paris apartment declaiming non sequiturs on everything from sex and politics to the world in general.
The special subcategory of dumb blonds and ditzes
has been particularly circumscribed in its denouements.