Little Big Top

DVD Release: April 1, 2009
Little Big Top


Sid Haig stars as Seymour Smiles, an old circus clown and current drunk, who returns to his small , Indiana hometown to live the rest of his days boozing in solitude. But when his childhood friend convinces him to help the struggling clown squad at the local circus, Seymour is thrust back into the place he fears the most…The Spotlight.

Set in the real-life Peru Amateur Circus, witness the hilarious struggles of Seymour as his fight for redemption takes center ring. With its dark humor, surreal circus setting, colorful cast of characters, and powerful story, “Little Big Top” reminds us how fragile we are and how love and laughter will always see us through.

Dove Review

This is geared as a story of humor although sadly some of it really isn’t funny. It is a story of one man who comes from a famous clown family and he’s down on luck. He doesn’t take good care of himself, has a frequent drinking and smoking problem and a hidden fear. This tale follows him to his hometown as his friends need his help and offer to help Seymour in return. But there are continuous scenes of drinking throughout the entire film, which puts it outside our guidelines and therefore it cannot be awarded our Dove Seal.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: "Fart" wrote on door, Dang-5, A-1, Butt-1, Poop-1
Violence: None
Drugs: Many bar scenes; scenes of character buying alcohol and cigarettes; intoxicated main character; man passed out from drinking.
Nudity: Woman's breast seen through costume; man in open shirt.
Other: Man urinates off porch, behind bush and behind curtain; man vomits.


Company: Morningstar Entertainment
Writer: Ward Roberts
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 89 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe