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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…
Watched quite a few years ago, and really liked it. Watching it now was a completely different experience, and a highly enjoyable one at that.
Não me canso de ver este filme !! É muito bom mesmo !!
A modern-day family comedy that doesn't suck as bad as "Modern Family." It felt like something I've seen before, but I really liked the acting trio of Alan Arkin, Paul Dano, and Steve Carell. Good script, too.
Entertaining; probably a bit overrated.
Jo fleire filmar eg ser opp att frå perioden 06-07 blir eg meir overtydd om at dette var då eg starta å virkelig sette pris på film. Denne hadde meir resonans no enn då eg såg han i den perioden, i alle fall etter mitt husk. Little Miss Sunshine har mykje tragedie og retningslause i seg, men samtidig er der humor på eit slapstick-nivå og dyppar tåa litt i farse. God balanse mellom dei elementa. At det går så lang tid før nokon stiller spørsmål ved ein skjønnheits-konkurranse for sjuåringar er forfriskande og utfordrande, og det gjer heile finalen veldig mykje betre. Steve Carrell er knallgod, ho som speler "tittelkarakteren" er god og resten av ensemblet er ikkje dårlegare.
Little Miss Moonshine
Little Miss sunshine is a film about family dynamics in suburban America which centers around a beauty pageant. The film has a lot of character and is an honest depiction of the strife that families endure. It underscores the vanity in American culture and the obsession with superficial external appearances vis-à-vis beauty and youth. The daughter in this family has her sights set on participating in and potentially winning an underage beauty pageant even though she is not traditional "beauty pageant material."
In the end it is not winning the pageant but the bringing of this family together and the spontaneous joy of life which makes this film a celebration. This film can be seen as a…
The more movies I log that I can no longer enjoy, the more I see the merits of having someone surgically removed from your brain eternal sunshine style.
Powerfully acted, enticingly dramatic and, at the same time, containing an essence of fun (especially during Olive's beauty pageant performance), "Little Miss Sunshine" is an indie-comedy that outshines many comedies today. The characters, as dysfunctional as they are, are likeable and understandable. There were times when I was concerned with what would happen to each and every one of them because of how well written they were. Just add some humorous moments into the mix and you have a recipe for a modern comedy classic.
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…