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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…
This movie was good. I didn't love it though. I was a little disappointed to be honest. Great acting though.
Amazing simply amazing!
I loved this film, I really did. This movie was really depressing but at the same time surprisingly happy. The small scenes are the most powerful in this movie and I almost shed a tear to be honest.
If you haven't seen this one yet I strongly recommend you do!
It took me a while to get into the film. The morbid yet quirky atmosphere evident in the simple direction, the colourful art direction, costume, and choice of semi-miserable music all smacked of a P.T. Anderson or Wes Anderson movie, but after the first 20 minutes or so, I just accepted we would be in familiar territory. I think I settled in as soon as the girl gets the phone call. Then we get some plot and momentum happening.
From there, it's a great road movie, and with plenty of interesting characters that each (maybe with the exception of Collette) get a moment to really shine.
Carell was great in his most straight role to date (straight in terms of…
Really liked Abigail Breslin and Alan Arkin. Wish the dad was a bit less of a dick.
Nice little Indie movie with a good message.
On flight US735 to Philadelphia
I don't know how it'd be possible to finish this movie and not be in love with this little family.
Sad sack Steve Carell is the best kind of Steve Carell.
Wow. Just, wow. Sitting down for this movie, I expected it to be a really bad movie about a beauty padgeant, I was just going to watch it to pass the time. But it surprised me and impressed me from beginning to end. I absolutely loved it, I really did. The characters and the unspoken message in the film, broke my heart and also had me laughing out loud and actually clapping my hands. I'm still smiling. Wow.
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