No couple could be more in love than steven & carol. But steven has a secret-he has a twin brother who just happens to be a dwarf. In fact except for steven his whole family are dwarfs. So when carol becomes pregnant he is... more » forced to tell her the truth. Studio: Sony Pictures Home Ent Release Date: 04/25/2006 Starring: Kate Beckinsale Goary Oldman Run time: 90 minutes Rating: R« less
Averi K. (leolover) from ALACHUA, FL Reviewed on 5/27/2011...
so BAD i fell asleep 0 stars
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Lisa D. (lisad) Reviewed on 11/5/2010...
I actually liked this movie. I usually don't like this type of movie, but it was worth the watch.
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Pamela S. from BEEBE, AR Reviewed on 6/10/2009...
Interesting movie about little people. Not a family movie, yet a "Hallmark style" movie for adults. Although my prefernce is for romantic comdies, I found this movie quite enjoyable and just the right length.
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What is wrong with you, people?
lyeri | California | 04/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have to say I LOVED this movie. It was very refreshing. I am someone who has spent 15 years working with children with special needs and has seen the problems regarding acceptance of the situation (having an "atypical" child) - especially from fathers -, which was accurately depicted in this movie. I enjoyed seeing the culture of "little people" as a minority group in our "oh-so-obsessed-with-our-looks" society. Yes, the characters were somewhat over-simplified in some instances but it didn't take away from the charm of this nice little movie. I felt that the actors made the best out of their roles (especially Gary Oldman, oh, man!). I would highly recommend this movie to anyone looking for something different from the usual "mainstream" movies."
T. Snyder | AZ | 11/08/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"After reading the case, I rented this at Blockbuster based on the top-notch cast and what sounded like a good, cute, funny plot. Tiptoes is none of those things.
The acting was bad and that was surprising given the cast. I could not feel any sort of connection between Matthew McConaughey and Kate Beckinsale - much less that they could be living together and expecting a child.
Gary Oldman is painful to watch - he hobbles around cramped into a dwarf outfit. Very Dorf-ish.
And I have no idea what Peter Dinklage and Patricia Arquette added to the movie. They seem like they are from a completely different movie.
The acting seems like it was done in one take. It was very painful trying to make it through 90 minutes of this trainwreck. All and all, a total disaster."
So much potential, so little running time.
D. Knouse | vancouver, washington United States | 08/10/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This started off as a fairly unique film with many characters portrayed by "little people" with some fairly decent acting. Then the script segues into the troubles Matthew and Kate are having while trying to raise a newborn dwarf. They eventually seperate, then they meet to see where they stand, then the movie ends. I was shaking my head as the credits rolled, "What happened to that other character?" "Is that last scene supposed to be some sort of vague resolution?" It was baffling. The whole side-story with Patricia Arquette in love with one of the dwarves is completely forgotten. Also, we are led to believe the two main characters have careers as a painter(Kate Beckinsale) and a Navy man(Matthew McConaughey) who now trains firefighters with one scene having her painting and only a couple scenes showing him shouting/speaking to his trainees. At no time did I believe they were these characters. Also, Kate Beckinsale, while talented and gorgeous, simply needs better dialogue. She seems to be forcing the words out while ignoring any or all emotional conotation therein. In fact, the only performance of any special note here is Matthew McConaughey. He has a few splendid scenes in which he buries all the other actors attempting to steal the scene from him. There are a couple of scenes where he is sincerely emotional and the other actors look like deer caught in the headlights of a Mac truck. There are so many scenes left unexplained, so many characters that are chucked aside for a potentially engrossing story that never comes to fruition, that I cannot recommend buying this film. An original idea, a single standout performance, but not much else here is at all noteworthy. Sorry."
How was this movie ever made?
P. Whitmer | NoVA | 09/12/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"How_in_the_world did this movie get made? This movie is without a doubt and without reservation the worst movie I've EVER seen. I mean consider the premise--husband of attractive NY couple is the only big person in a family of little people. Wife gets pregnant; are they going to have a lizard baby? or a little person? or what? And the title, "Tip Toes" (with the classic running line that only hollywood could write "Because sometimes its the little things that count.") Is that title because the husband tip toes around the secret? Or because everyone has to stand on tip toes? Or what?
How bad is it? It was so bad that the only reason I can think this movie was created was as a result of a lawsuit in hollywood, and one of the terms was to create a movie employing all the little people they could round up. It was so bad that it was actually outclassed by another movie we rented -- a shark movie starring Lorenzo Lamas called "Dark Waters". Yes, consider the implication of that statement: a shark movie that blew all it's budget hiring Lorenzo Lamas and so didn't_actually_include_sharks (even CG ones, or heaven forbit ones that creatively munched unsuspecting B actors) was better than Tip Toes.
My wife tried to argue that the premise "sounded interesting" and that it failed on execution. No no no no no. There were two justifiable paths this could have gone down, but inexplicably chose not to -- as an afterschool special called "Johnny's got a little secret", or as a David Lynch movie in which John Malkovich and maybe Laura Dern should also have shown up as little people along with Gary Oldman. How embarrassing this must have been to work on. Surely Gary must have had a moment half way through when he had to slap himself and ask why he was here. I can also only imagine Michael Caine when reading the script would have said, "Not this one, mate."
Not this one indeed. Please. For the love of all that is good and noble in cinema, skip seeing this movie."
K. A. Lewinski | Michigan, USA | 10/18/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"From the box, this film looked interesting, and I've always liked Kate Beckinsale (plus it had some other big names, so I figured it couldn't be too bad), so I thought I'd get it. Gary Oldman's character seems to have two emotions: grumpy and sweet. Matthew McConaughey is always pissed about something, Patricia Arquette and her boyfriend have no real reason for even being in the movie, and there are so many plot holes it's distracting. It was a waste of my time and money."