All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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…
With a troupe of likeable and relatable (if a tad dysfunctional) characters, this is forever heartwarming without skimming over the big issues. A wonderfully un-cliché conclusion. A good story of personal realisation and consequent character development. Lovely (unorthodox) family film.
Nota = 9
This movie was better than I ever expected to be. It was sad, and funny, and true.
Simple but brilliant.
I've always loved Little Miss Sunshine, but it had a particularly profound effect on me this viewing because the recent passing of my beloved Grandmother. Though she passed in late February I still carry many memories with me. She didn't teach me to swing my hips to Rick James' Super Freak, but she taught me many things just the same. A love for animals, breakfast food, and most importantly quality family time. She was a special woman, like all Grandmothers are.
I couldn't help but tear up when Olive finally came to terms with her Grandfather's death. I, like Olive, had a delayed reaction to the passing of my Grandmother. My father's cell phone rang, and after a few short…
Passei o dia ouvindo o álbum novo do Sufjan Stevens e me deu uma vontade de rever esse filme, porque ele é simplesmente lindo, melancólico e maravilhoso. A trilha sonora ainda é foda. E eu queria muito, muito mesmo, tomar café um dia com a Toni Collette.
Delighted to see that this film has not lost its ability to make me laugh out loud!
this is so fucking weird
Ohmygosh, I love Paul Dano.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…