today during class something happened. My friend got there late and so missed the beginning of it so, once she…
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.
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…
Jam-packed with laughs and memorable moments from start to finish.
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.
A father whose every sentence consists of the words winners and losers and gives motivational speech to just a class of seven.
A mother who thinks it is right for her seven yer old to know her uncle's disturbing story.
A brother who has taken a vow of silence because of his realization of Friedrich Nietzsche.
An uncle who attempted suicide because his lover's lover was given an award.
A Grandpa who snorts heroin, teaches his grand daughter nasty moves, tells his grand son to fuck a lot of women, but has the heart of gold to support his son when he loses (Alan Arkin is awesome is this).
A daughter who looks nerdy but believes she is a beauty…
My favorite actors : Paul Dano, Alan Arkin, Steve Carell, Greg Kinnear in funny movie, which was real favorite for Oscar.
I met Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris -directors of this nice comedy and road movie in San Sebastian film festival. Film had low budget and i`m surprised why they didn`t make some films like this one.
We talked about Lithuania, film and how difficult film shooting was.
Still one of my most loved american movies in recent decade.
Una peli que nos enseña que las cosas hay que tomarlas como vienen y que no se puede ganar siempre. Llena de sentido del humor y con una protagonista infantil que es para comérsela.
I don't remember a thing from this film, except that Paul Dano doesn't speak until the last half hour. I do remember enjoying it though, and I really, really love it now. It's all just character, it takes its time, and it's brilliant. Really great performances too, and it's nice to see Paul Dano and Abigail Breslin still working today.
This movie is sunshine.
No lo he vuelto a ver en años, pero lo que quedó de esa experiencia fue la estupenda actuación de Steve Carrell, de quien no la esperaba y la revelación de Abigail Breslin, quien ha logrado armar una carrera en el cine a partir de esta cinta. El resto de la película, eso sí, me dejó con un gusto a "Cine Sundance/Independiente", cayendo en clichés y flojeras ya típicas de ese tipo de cine. En todo caso, las dos actuaciones que nombré y la dirección del dúo Faris/Dayton levantan a Little Miss Sunshine por encima del resto.
The movie's leading song ("The Winner Is" by Mychael Danna) is one of the best instrumentals maybe ever.
Love the whole cast.
Real tear-jerky scenes (mostly because of its strong familial theme, individual characters, and Abigail Breslin)
Costuming, set design, and props were all remarkably well used.
Loser no es el que no gana, loser es el ni siquiera lo intenta...
i fucking loved this movie ohmygos like the plot was great and everything played into place and OHMYGOS FUCK i love this movie w all my heart
Finally saw it.
Not as funny as was promised years ago, but I related way too much to this family.
My girlfriend broke off with me two days after we watched it together.
A bit of a sore spot, this one is.
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