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Little Miss Sunshine
Everyone just pretend to be normal.
Little Miss Sunshine is a comedy about a family of six who are all having a mental breakdown at the same time. To ease their mental lows they decide to take a cross country road trip to a “Little Miss Sunshine” contest that their daughter has qualified for. An Academy Award winning comedy with memorable performances from its all actors.
You truly can't judge a book by its cover!
I passed this film up time and time again because I had absolutely no interest whatsoever in viewing a film about some beauty pageant for children! If it was the last dvd on the planet I would have still avoided it like the plague!
So my son came home for a visit and lo and behold he brought a movie for us all to watch! When he identified it as Little Miss Sunshine I grimaced on the inside and forced a smile on the outside and feigned interest!
So we sat down, popped it in the player and pretty soon I discovered it was not the horrible film I was expecting!…
A bittersweet ray of sunshine caught in a yellow van filled with actors who have rarely been better.
It also has one of the best dance routines ever put to film.
There's a lot more to say about this film, but in the end it will always boil down to this:
Watch it, embrace it, love it.
And that I did.
You know what? Fuck beauty contests.
The 2006 indie darling not only holds up 7 years later but is probably better then most comedies coming out today. It's a deceivingly colorful, lighthearted black comedy that takes an honest approach on how families that have already had "life experiences" deal with attempted suicide, drug use, depression and individual delusionment.
The cast couldn't have possibly been better across the board with Alan Arkin and Steve Carell possibly stealing the show. Arkin is able to give the loud attention stealing performance as the crazy yet brutally honest grand father while Carell gives a surprising great nuanced performance as a suicidal gay scholar.
At the center of it all of course you have 10 year old Abigail Breslin as Olive Hoover who is the personification of young innocence. The manner they take the piss out of beauty pageants at the end of this film is simply brilliant.
"You do what you love, and fuck the rest."
Little Miss Sunshine is a unique little indie film, which shines in its humour and emotional poignancy. An evidently smaller-budget film, with a top-notch cast - it is one of those films that never seems to get old despite the number of times you may watch it. It popped up in my free movie box, and I couldn't stop myself from pressing play.
A story of a dysfunctional family, stemming from the suicidal uncle, the grandpa who snorts heroin, to the mute, angry brother - the film brings you on a touching story, exploring the different relationships and experiences of each character. It not only addresses some discomforting messages, regarding beauty…
I do not condone of sexualizing little girls in beauty pageants or strip clubs.
A little girl stripping at a beauty pageant (as long as she keeps her clothes on) is just hilarious to me.
The indie credentials are written all over this from the very start. A top notch cast leaving the blockbusters behind to star in an emotional roller-coaster of a film with charm and melancholy writ large in bold letters, this a little gem of a film. From the suicidal Steve Carell to Paul Dano's Nietzsche obsessed angry teenager, it's clear this is going to be a little bit different.
Alan Arkin is one of those actors who has gotten better the older he's got. Maybe it's the better roles or the superior writing that suits his personality and delivery, who knows, I just know he's become a much more interesting proposition in the last decade or so. He picked up an…
I LOVE this movie. An absolutely brilliant piece of art. It made me laugh and cry. I gotta give special recognition to the performances by Steve Carell, Alan Arkin, and Greg Ninnear. Abigail Breslin was also fantastic as Olive, one of the most lovable characters in all of cinema. This quirky film addresses mental illness, sexuality, self-image, death, and the unconditional love of family in a fresh and entertaining way. Perhaps my favorite movie of all time.
Little Miss Sunshine is one of those movies that it is hard to find any bad in it, am not giving it the Perfect rating because I don't think it's up that level but this movie is brilliant.
Ten minutes into the film, I was preparing myself for a cynical and even dark movie about a dysfunctional family, the first scenes having referenced suicide, vow of silences and a terrible 9-step programme. Oh boy was I wrong. Yes, Little Miss Sunshine does address these issues, but it does so with such heart and compassion. And crazy crazy humour. The film had me in stitches throughout, and the finale brought tears of laughter to my eyes.
Steve Carrell was amazing as the depressed, suicidal Frank, and I'm impressed with his range. Makes me even more excited to see what he can do in Foxcatcher later this year. The rest of the cast was superb as well. I loved the…
A beautiful loving dysfunctional family.
The reason that I wanted to watch this film in the first place is because the meaning behind it is beauty isn't defined by your looks. I think was great to have a perky unusual family set for this film. A son that doesn't speak, a brother that tried to kill himself, a dad who is all about winning and not losing, a grandad who is on heroin, a mum who just wants the best for her kids and then the little miss sunshine herself, Olive. A cute little girl who shows that beauty isn't just in looks, but is what inside that counts. Great movie and easy watch. I would recommend this to age 12 and above due to slight over use of the f bomb.
Is there a way not to like this? I think there isn't. Every minute in this film is just lovely. Steve Carrell is great, Abigail Breslin is lovely, Alan Arkin is fantastic, basicly everyone is! Also Walter and Hank? HELL YEAH!
Little Miss Sunshine is such a damn good film. The cast are all excellent, although I think this may be the best performance I've seen Steve Carell give, and Abigail Breslin also holds her own against some impressive names. Nice soundtrack. Wonderful story. I love this film.
“I’ve still got nazi bullets in my ass.”
A delightful experience filled with charming, funny, heartfelt and charismatic performances across the board.
The chemistry between the characters was utterly wonderful, I just loved watching them interact with one an other. It was fantastic.
The film blends drama and comedy perfectly together, and that just makes it even more delightful to watch.
Unfortunately, the film got a little bit silly and cliche towards the 80 minute mark, and that made me very upset because the film could have been so much better if it wasn't for that few silly elements. However, that doesn't mean this isn't a delightful film to watch that had me glued to the screen until the very end.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- There Will Be Blood
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Mulholland Drive
- Children of Men
- No Country for Old Men
1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
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